When I look back at what HEN accomplished in July, I see a time of growth and evolution for the organization. We achieved new milestones, partnered with new industry leaders, and gathered for our first in-person policy event in almost two years. Here are some of the highlights of a busy month for HEN:

Our Healthcare Fellows toured the UPS Healthcare facility in their most recent session. As Louisville continues to flex its logistical capabilities, our Fellows were able to gain a valuable knowledge of healthcare’s integration with logistics. We look forward to our next session with CEOc and Aging 2.0 in August. Our nominations for the 2023 Fellows cohort will open in late November. If you know of a deserving up-and-coming healthcare leader that could benefit from Healthcare Fellows executive education, please nominate!

The HEN Guiding Team conducted its first meeting, and I am excited to begin working with this group of industry leaders. We reviewed and amended the HEN Strategic Plan for 2022-2023, discussed the priority initiatives of the organization for the next year, and identified key economic development opportunities to grow our region’s health-related economy. I look forward to continued collaboration with this team and to releasing our new strategic plan in next month’s newsletter.

We welcomed Representative Kim Moser, chair of the House Committee on Health and Family Services, to GLI and HEN for a healthcare policy conversation presented by Anthem. Among the topics of discussion were workforce development and addressing the nursing shortage, expanding access to affordable healthcare, and investments in public health. I encourage any HEN investors looking to get involved with health policy, contact Liz McQuillen, GLI’s Director of Government Affairs, to join GLI’s health care issue advisory committee.

I want to thank you for your continued support of HEN and the work that we are doing. There is a tremendous amount of work that we still need to accomplish, and I am excited to continue that work with your help.

Logan Gatti is the Director of HEN, an initiative of Greater Louisville Inc.