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May 2, 2022 10:47am

Greater Louisville Inc.’s Health Enterprises Network hosts discussion on overcoming workforce challenges

Louisville, Ky. (April 28, 2022) — Health Enterprises Network (HEN), an initiative of Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI), convened national, state, and local experts for its ‘Future of Healthcare Workforce’ event, presented by HR Affiliates. In a special edition of GLI’s Workforce Connections series, more than 150 local healthcare and business leaders joined a discussion on how the workforce shortage has impacted the patient care experience and the delivery of healthcare, and how Louisville can support and grow the healthcare workforce.

“Yesterday’s conversation was an important opportunity to come together and learn from experts how to create solutions for the workforce shortage that healthcare-related industries are facing,” said Logan Gatti, director of HEN. “The panelists gave invaluable input, and I look forward to seeing how HEN’s members are able to use insights from the discussion in solving their current challenges.”

Alfonso N. Cornish, chief learning officer for Closing the Gap Consulting LLC and Culture Docs, moderated a panel discussion between:

  • Jay Bhatt, managing director of Deloitte. Dr. Bhatt directs the research, insights, and agenda across the life sciences and health care industry, while driving high-impact collaborations to advance health equity.
  • Monique Kuykendoll Quarterman, the deputy executive director at KY Innovation.
  • Delanor Manson, CEO of the Kentucky Nurses Association. Manson’s career has focused on innovative medical initiatives in both patient care and complex administrative settings.

The conversation covered a range of topics including how to attract and retain front-line talent, properly train skilled workers on emerging technologies, and create a more diverse healthcare workforce.

“The workforce shortage in healthcare, particularly in the public health sector, can have a harsh impact on any community,” Dr. Bhatt said. “Bringing together influential Louisville health industry leaders, with diverse views and perspectives on how to address this challenge, was an important step. The next step – equally important – is to continue moving forward and focus on actionable solutions that lead to sustainable impact. Deloitte looks forward to helping ensure these conversations continue.”

“Conversations on workforce challenges of today and potential challenges in the future have a major return on investment for our region,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, president and CEO of GLI. “These conversations are critical to the work HEN and GLI are doing to grow the regional economy, through fostering and facilitating relationships across the healthcare ecosystem.”


About Health Enterprises Network

The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) is the region’s premier health care business network. Formed by area leaders in 2000, HEN’s mission is to champion and foster the growth of the Greater Louisville Region’s health care economy. Comprised of 700 professionals from 50 investor companies and 40 community partners, HEN represents a diverse and growing industry, from hospitals and health services companies to medical device manufacturers and leading health law firms. HEN is the convener that breaks down barriers, opens doors, and is the catalyst for engagement with health care professionals and leaders. Health Enterprises Network is an initiative of Greater Louisville Inc. Learn more about our benefits here.

About Greater Louisville Inc.

Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce is focused on growing the regional economy. As the region’s largest convener of business leadership, GLI leads economic and global outreach strategies focused on business attraction; nurtures the entrepreneurial eco-system; and champions the development of the community’s talent base.  As the voice of Greater Louisville’s business community, GLI advocates for a pro-business environment and facilitates businesses engagement on issues that impact regional competitiveness.  For more information, visit www.greaterlouisville.com.