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Pinson to chair Nashville Health Care Council board

Aug. 4, 2016, 10:06 AM

The Nashville Health Care Council has announced the appointment of new and renewing members to its 2016-2017 board of directors. C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will serve as chair of the board for a two-year term.

C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D.
C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D.

Pinson, the board’s former vice-chair, succeeds William Gracey, former president and CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, who served as chair from 2015-2016 and remains on the board as a director. R. Milton Johnson, chairman and CEO of the Hospital Corporation of America, was selected to begin a two-year term as vice-chair of the board.

“The council plays an integral part in promoting the growth of Nashville’s $73 billion health care industry. As council chairman, I look forward to working alongside the other directors and members to continue this important work,” Pinson said.

The Nashville Health Care Council is a premier association of health care industry leaders working together to further establish Nashville’s position as the nation’s health care industry capital. Supported by nearly 300 corporate members, including local and national health care companies, the council serves as a trusted source for information on trends that influence the health care industry.

The organization provides members with one-of-a-kind networking opportunities and access to Nashville’s elite health care business community.

Worldwide, Nashville’s health care industry generates more than 500,000 jobs and $73 billion in annual revenue. The industry is Nashville’s largest and fastest growing employer.

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