Health Enterprises Network held the opening session for the 2018 participants of its Healthcare Fellows program on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The session featured Phil Marshall, CEO of Hosparus Health, Board Chair of Health Enterprises Network, and originating member of the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC).

Now in its 14th year, the Healthcare Fellows program is the region’s only executive education experience based solely on the wide ranging business sectors of healthcare. Through the use of experiential learning methods, open discussions and one-on-one conversations with top industry leaders, participants refine their health-related business acumen and make lasting relationships with influential members and organizations in Louisville’s robust healthcare ecosystem.

The Healthcare Fellows program was formed by the leaders of the Health Enterprises Network in 2005 in response to the area’s need for executive talent as defined in the “Beyond Merger” report from the Brookings Institute. Since its inception, the fellowship structure has produced motivated, informed and connected individuals ready to take on the challenges and opportunities in our community, nationally and abroad.

The core of the program is comprised of ten monthly sessions approximately two hours in length. These sessions are complemented by a class-driven project, aimed at supporting Health Enterprises Network’s theme-based approach to economic development in the region.

The 2017 Fellows class developed Phase 1 of the Greater Louisville Nursing Workforce Survey; An initiative to collect attraction and retention data to be used to guide solutions to the growing shortage of nurses in the region. A short summary is here.

A directory of the 2018 Healthcare Fellows class is available here.