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March 7, 2019 9:39am

2019 Healthcare Fellows participants selected, 10-month program on healthcare business kicked off February 27th

Health Enterprises Network (HEN) held the opening session for the 2019 participants of its Healthcare Fellows program on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. During the 10-month program, seventeen professionals from health and health-related organizations will be immersed in Louisville’s healthcare business ecosystem, developing their industry knowledge, honing their leadership skills and expanding their professional connections in the sector.


The opening session featured Health Enterprises Network’s Board Chairman, David Henley, VP & Chief Compliance Officer of Passport Health Plan. Additional monthly sessions will be led by community thought leaders, academics, elected officials, organizational experts, researchers and entrepreneurs. These interactive 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 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.


A directory of the professionals selected to participate in the 2019 program is available here.


2018 program highlights:

The 2018 Healthcare Fellows class directory is available here. The 2018 Fellows class completed two concurrent class projects.

The first project group designed phase 2 of an ongoing initiative to collect attraction and retention data that guides solutions to the region’s growing shortage of nurses. This phase consisted of targeted survey distribution to collect data on factors that attract RNs and LPNs in Kentucky, Ohio and Illinois.

A second group worked to compile local corporate and community histories to develop “Louisville’s Health Care History.” This history, outlining Louisville’s growth in the health care sector from 1790 to the present, provides a narrative of the city’s rise to the nation’s epicenter for aging care. “Louisville’s Health Care History” will be unveiled to the public at an event on March 7th.


More information is available here.