By Ben Keeton
The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) Board of Directors, which includes over 50 of our region’s leaders from key health-related organizations, developed a new strategic plan.
The intent of the plan is to help guide the organization’s mission to champion and foster the growth of the region’s health-related economy and to identify opportunities to promote Louisville as the location of choice for health-related businesses, researchers, educators and investors.
The strategic plan revolves around four primary pillars to foster health-related economic opportunities. The first pillar focuses on collaboration within the healthcare ecosystem by identifying the critical partners who are driving success in the community and assisting their efforts. The second pillar focuses on economic development by partnering HEN member organizations with the region’s efforts to attract and grow healthcare businesses. The third pillar drives value to the healthcare community through events, policy discussions and educational opportunities. Finally, the fourth pillar focuses on branding and messaging and helps drive the conversation about the innovative stories of Louisville’s health-related companies.
To help drive the strategic plan, HEN appointed healthcare leaders to serve as Pillar Champions and serve as part of the Board of Director’s Executive Committee.
“I am pleased that the Board of Directors helped drive a new strategic plan for the Health Enterprises Network that will help carry our organization forward so that we can continue to grow this vital sector in Greater Louisville,” said David Henley, VP and Chief Compliance Office of Passport Health Plan and current HEN Board Chair. “The passion our Board, and Pillar Champions, show for the community is what will help us create more economic opportunity in our region as well as transform healthcare across the globe.”
The Health Enterprises Network is the region’s premier healthcare business network. Formed by area leaders in 2000, 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 healthcare professionals and leaders. Health Enterprises Network is an affiliate of Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI).
“The Health Enterprises Network is an important asset to the community, and we are pleased to help support the new strategic plan that will help drive the growth of this important sector,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, CEO and President of Greater Louisville Inc. “GLI and HEN have a history of success working together for over 20 years and we look forward to partnering with the health-related community to continue to drive success in our region.”
In addition to the strategic plan, HEN announced the election of Tom McMahon, Market Vice President for Humana, as the Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors. Tom will assume the role as Chair of the Board of Directors in January 2021.
The Board also elected three new healthcare leaders to serve as board members:
Diana Lawrence, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, Sullivan University
Aaron McKinney, Account Executive, L&D Mail Masters
Steve Oreskovich, Chief Financial Officer, Waystar
In addition, the board appointed two ex officio members:
Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, CEO and President, Greater Louisville Inc.
Sarah Moyer, MD, Director, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness
Pillars and Champions
Pillar 1: Healthcare Ecosystem Collaboration
Pillar Champion: Tom McMahon, Humana
The first pillar focuses on collaboration within the healthcare ecosystem by identifying the critical partners who are driving success in the community and assisting their efforts.
Pillar 2: Economic Development
Pillar Champion: Michael Bryant, Trilogy Health Services
The second pillar focuses on economic development by partnering HEN member organizations with the region’s efforts to attract and grow healthcare businesses.
Pillar 3: Member Value and Engagement
Jim Rives, RDA-Rives Development Associates (Entrepreneurship)
Tony Brosky, Bellarmine University (Healthcare Fellows)
Dan Fischer, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum (Healthcare Policy)
The third pillar drives value to the healthcare community through events, policy discussions and educational opportunities.
Pillar 4: Branding and Messaging
Pillar Champion: Richmond Simpson, Vimarc
The fourth pillar focuses on branding and messaging and helps drive the conversation about the innovative stories of Louisville’s health-related companies.