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LHCC represents a remarkable opportunity to unite the CEOs of the strongest healthcare companies our the nation in a common vision: to help Louisville flourish as the epicenter of innovation in healthcare.

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Benjamin A. Breier
Kindred Healthcare

I am proud to be one of the founders of LHCC, which is doing important work to address the issues facing this country’s aging population while positioning Louisville as the epicenter of aging solutions in America. A key objective of the council is to encourage collaboration between Louisville’s aging-care companies — both to accelerate innovation and growth at local businesses and to benefit our national healthcare system. I look forward to working with the council’s other members to create a stronger Louisville that attracts the leadership, workforce, and innovations to stand out among peer cities.

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Kennan Wethington

As a community and as a country, we face considerable healthcare access, affordability, and quality challenges, particularly for our aging population. The only way we’re going to overcome these challenges is through innovation, cooperation, and communication among all parts of the healthcare system. Over 1.9 million Kentuckians access Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s provider networks. Our support of LHCC reflects that we are an integral part of the Louisville health care system and economy and wholeheartedly support its growth.

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Cedric Francois
Apellis Pharmaceuticals

LHCC is a remarkable and unique opportunity to cut through red tape and find the place where one plus one equals three, or four. It is truly special to see the synergies emerge from our discussions, all driven by our common interest in making Louisville an epicenter of innovation and science.

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John Moore
Atria Senior Living 

When people step inside our doors and instantly feel welcome, when they recognize our efforts to put quality first, it’s not an accident. We do everything we can to make sure that happens, to ensure our residents and families, employees and other visitors see and experience the excellent living environment we strive to create. As more people grow older than ever before, the need for quality senior living continues to grow, too. We plan to be here for years to come to meet that need, creating an environment where older people can thrive and have the opportunities and support they need to continue to live fulfilling lives.

Gerard Colman
Baptist Health

I joined the Louisville CEO council so that I could work with my peers and colleagues in the greater Louisville area on new and innovative ways to deliver care across the continuum. It is exciting to work with industry leaders who have the common goal of care delivery that is transformative and at the forefront of a constantly changing healthcare environment. We are focused on improving outcomes and quality for all citizens in all of the communities that we collectively serve.

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Jon Rousseau
BrightSpring Health Services

At BrightSpring®, we serve massive health care markets, and our impact in the field is growing every year. We are currently enjoying 20 straight years of growth, employing over 50,000 people, from caregivers to nurses to specialists and administrators. We offer comprehensive care services, specialized care and expanding clinical services in 49 states through the services we provide to over 300,000 patients daily. All of our populations are growing from 2% to 6% annually, and with emerging business areas growing at double digits. We are essential to the nation’s health care strategy as a high touch provider for complex populations. And because BrightSpring is a proven provider to federal, state and local government and insurance industry payers, we have the consensus of confidence needed to expand our continuum of care into areas of health care that need a new approach.

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Mark Vogt
Galen College Of Nursing

I joined LHCC because I believe that aging innovation will change the face of healthcare in the future. As leaders of organizations that drive the delivery of quality healthcare in our country, I believe we have an obligation to be part of the collaborative work necessary to set new standards and drive innovation as the needs of healthcare evolve. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, I am honored to be a part of a local team that will help set the stage on a national level, as a catalyst for the advancement of one of the most important issues of our time.

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David Cook
Hosparus Health


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Bruce Broussard

The healthcare industry is one of the last remaining industries to be fully transformed as a result of technological advancements and changing consumer preferences. But change is on the way. The system as we know it today is unsustainable in terms of affordability and complexity. My prediction for healthcare in the next 5–10 years is that it’ll look very different than it does today. It’ll be a simpler and more personalized experience for healthcare consumers, just like what they’ve come to expect in other parts of their lives, and the industry will be more oriented toward quality outcomes, addressing the whole-health needs of an individual, including healthcare and lifestyle. As the movement gets underway both nationally and in the Louisville community, it’s an exciting time to be in healthcare and no better time to take a leadership role in shaping its future. It’s for these reasons that I joined LHCC.

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Tammy York Day
Louisville Healthcare CEO Council

I joined LHCC for the opportunity to bring about change in the global healthcare aging-innovation sector. The value of having the CEOs of some of the largest healthcare companies in the world in the same room discussing the challenges we as a nation face in healthcare will have long-term impact on the future of healthcare. Joining the council allows me to cultivate and grow this organization from its infancy, and I am excited to be a part of the group that solidifies Louisville as the healthcare aging innovation capital of the world.

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Russ Cox
Norton Healthcare

Norton Healthcare’s mission is to provide quality healthcare to all those we serve in a manner that responds to the needs of our community. We understand that those needs can be far reaching. Norton Healthcare joined the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council because we believe in the importance of partnering with other organizations and leaders from across the healthcare spectrum to approach challenges, issues, and opportunities in new ways. It supports our mission of ensuring quality healthcare to all those we are privileged to serve, including our patients and their families, our employees, and our community.

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Joe Steier
Signature Healthcare

We moved our Signature headquarters to Louisville for this exact reason; to work with the best healthcare companies anywhere in a collaborative manner to help accelerate transformation and innovation that will change lives all around us while making everyone better at the same time.

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Leigh Ann Barney
Trilogy Health Services

The formation of LHCC reflects a core belief of Trilogy Health Services — we rise by lifting others. This council is an opportunity for many great Louisville healthcare companies to synergize their efforts to increase aging resources, and to improve quality of life in senior care. Together, we can make improvements and innovations within our own organizations that will reverberate throughout the aging care sector as a whole. I’m excited to be a part of this mission-critical initiative for Louisville, and I look forward to what we can achieve together.

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Dr. Neeli Bendapudi
University of Louisville

I am excited to partner with other council members to make an even greater impact by leveraging the university’s existing strengths as a workforce development engine and a leader in both patient care and research in health and the social determinants of health.