Exclusive Organizational Insights

Professional Networking

Dynamic Interaction with Sector Leaders

Strategic Planning Guidance

Group Project to Drive Sector Development

Diverse Experiential Learning Opportunities

Wide Range of Sector Participation

“Being part of the HEN Healthcare Fellows Class of 2019 was a great experience. The amount of health care organizations in the Louisville market is amazing and what a great opportunity afforded to learn more about what is happening here locally.”
-Jacqueline Wood, Fellows Class of 2019

“I was new to Louisville and felt blessed to have participated in the HEN Fellows program.  I’ve developed new relationships across the healthcare industry and have a greater appreciation of the collaborative, innovative spirit of health care leaders in our community.  I’m confident that the connections I’ve made will add value to my work.”
-Denise Gloede RN, MSN, CHPN, Fellows Class of 2017

The Healthcare Fellows program provides a tremendous opportunity to meet and interact with some of the
Commonwealth’s top health care leaders. I would encourage any rising health care professional to take advantage of this opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the growing health care community.
-Adam Shewmaker, FHFMA, Healthcare Fellows Class of 2011


The Healthcare Fellows is a formal executive education program focused on the many business sectors in Louisville’s vast health care ecosystem. Each year 14-24 professionals are selected from around Greater Louisville to participate in the 10-month program. Fellows are challenged to grow in their leadership capacity, increase their health-related knowledge, and expand their professional reach through monthly sessions with community leaders, academics, elected officials, organizational experts, researchers and entrepreneurs.

COST: Investment for the program is $3900.00.


  • Ten monthly sessions, beginning in mid-February, are approximately two hours long and are scheduled in advance.
  • Limited class size (14-24 students) and informal session environment ensures individual engagement with many of the Commonwealth’s most influential health care leaders, innovators and talent.
  • Additionally, program participants gain the opportunity to build relationships with program peers and 335+ Healthcare Fellows alumni.
  • Current Fellows receive free admission to all HEN events and socials throughout the program year.
  • After program completion, alumni are invited to attend future Fellows sessions and network with up-and-coming participants.


Passionate and ambitious professionals who do business in Louisville’s health care sector. Participants from all sectors are welcome:

  • Academic institutions
  • Health care providers
  • Insurance companies
  • Accounting and attorney firms
  • Government and non-profit organizations
  • Banking and investment
  • Entrepreneurial organizations
  • Consulting

If you have a professional interest in learning about the full scope of Louisville’s health care ecosystem, then the Healthcare Fellows program will benefit you.