What does Health Enterprises Network (HEN) do? That’s one of the most frequent questions we get at HEN. It’s a valid question and one that can be met with many answers. But with every answer, one common thread is shared: we connect people and organizations.

Whether it be through our wide-variety of knowledge networking events, social media efforts, or publications, we provide investors access to others in the healthcare space and to valuable information about our healthcare community. Through these connections, we aim to foster not only strong investor organizations, but also to weave an interconnected and robust network of health-related organizations that will continue to cultivate and grow our economy.

Founded in 2000, the Health Enterprises Network (HEN) is an affiliate of Greater Louisville Inc. and is charged with promoting the growth of Louisville’s health-related economy. Investors of the Network enjoy a variety of benefits ranging from frequent opportunities to network and connect with other health-related decision-makers to exclusive events focused on top-of-mind issues in healthcare.  Valuable health-related information, via publications, video archives, e-newsletters, business guides and social media, is also provided exclusively to the membership. Another offering is HEN’s Louisville Healthcare Fellows program, the area’s only executive leadership program focused exclusively on the healthcare sector.

Currently, HEN boasts nearly 200 investor organizations with over 1,200 individual representatives. From large Fortune 500 companies to smaller startups, each of HEN’s investor organizations are part of a diverse and growing industry composed of hospitals and health service providers, medical device manufacturers and leading health law firms just to name a few.

In recent years, HEN has not only grown in terms of members but also in terms of our geographic service area.  Up until 2011, the network had serviced the 26 counties immediately surrounding the Louisville area in Kentucky and Indiana. Around that time, however, the network’s reach began to extend into the Lexington area and Fayette County was added to our service area. Today, HEN serves the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky and portions of Southern Indiana making it the most advanced and expansive healthcare network in the region.

Other areas HEN has expanded into to strengthen connections in the healthcare space are our social media platforms and website. In the summer of 2012, the network unveiled its most dramatic website retooling and redesign to date. New features on the site allow for a high degree of interactivity. Network investors can access contact information for other investors at their level or below. Investors can also view video archives of speakers and can download many of the network’s communication pieces or publications. And that’s not all – the website allows investors to upload press releases, post their organizations’ events and have their organizations’ press releases and news scroll on the network’s home page via RSS feeds.

To learn more about the Health Enterprises Network, contact us either by email – David@HealthEnterprisesNetwork.com – or by phone – 502.625.0020. Let us show you how becoming an investor can help connect your organization to our area’s greater health-related network. And for existing investors that want to learn more about your benefits, please give us a call. Our investors are our greatest asset and we’re here to help you and your organization take full advantage of the benefits of your Health Enterprises Network membership.