The Healthcare Fellows is a formal executive education program focused on the many business sectors in Louisville’s vast healthcare ecosystem. Each year professionals are selected to participate in the 10-month program with sessions led by community leaders, academics, elected officials, organizational experts, researchers and entrepreneurs.

August Session

Fellows met virtually in August due to the pandemic.  The session included a roundtable discussion moderated by Ben Keeton, publisher of IGE Media. Panelists included Michael Bryant, executive VP and Chief Administration Officer at Trilogy Health Services, Michael Dees, CEO of BluMine Health and Andrew Steen, director of Strategic Marketing at BehaVR. The panelists discussed how their companies started, lessons learned along the way, who their partners are in the healthcare ecosystem and how the community can support the growth of companies.

September Session

The September session, also held virtually, included a presentation by Tammy York Day, president and CEO of the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC), about aging care and innovation.

The LHCC is comprised of the top 12 healthcare companies headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. The CEOs who make up the LHCC board of directors organized the council to leverage the strengths and assets of their organizations to solve important national healthcare problems that extend beyond the scope of any one single member company. With its representation of healthcare entities across the entire continuum of care, LHCC capitalizes on its sector strength to identify healthcare gaps and connect innovators with capital and customers.

Member companies include Anthem BC/BS Kentucky, Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Baptist Healthcare Systems, Inc., BrightSpring Health Services, Galen College of Nursing, Hosparus Health, Humana, Kindred Healthcare, Norton Healthcare, Passport Health Plan, Signature HealthCARE and Trilogy Health Services.

According to York Day, these member companies touch 80 million lives annually, employ 400,000 team member companies and represent $100 billion in annual revenues.

The LHCC CEO’s identified five areas of focus:

  1. Caregiver Engagement and Support (2019)
  2. Social Determinants of Health (2020)
  3. Patient Engagement and Education
  4. Interoperability
  5. Data-driven Decision Support

York Day also gave a summary of the Aging Innovation Global Healthcare Summit which was held virtually in September.