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NashvilleHealth Taps All-Star Board

NashvilleHealth, Sen. Bill Frist’s brainchild focused on the herculean task of making Nashvegas one of the healthiest cities in the country – right now we’re far from it despite all of our “It City”-ness and healthcare companies – has assembled a board of heavy hitters to lead its efforts.

There’s Frist of course, who’ll serve as chairman. Other who’s who board members include: Jeff Balser, president and CEO of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Bill Carpenter, chairman and CEO of LifePoint Health; Neil de Crescenzo, president and CEO of Change Healthcare; Gary Garfield, past chairman, president and CEO of Bridgestone Americas; James Hildreth, president and CEO of Meharry Medical College; Milton Johnson, chairman and CEO of HCA; Rita Johnson-Mills, CEO of United Healthcare Community Plan; Ken Levitan, president and founder of Vector Management; Wanda Lyle, managing director, UBS Nashville Business Solutions Center; Bill Paul, director, Metro Public Health Department; Ralph Schulz, president and CEO of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce; Karen Springer, president and CEO of Saint Thomas Health/Senior Vice President, Ascension; John Stein, Tennessee president, Bank of America; Donato Tramuto, president and CEO, Healthways; Stephaine Hale Walker, assistant professor of Neonatology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center; and Andrea Willis, senior vice president and CMO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Local healthcare veteran Caroline Young serves as the organization’s Executive Director.

Initially, the group is taking aim at three pressing health “indicators” – smoking cessation, child health and hypertension.

Bring it on.


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