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Selection Committee

With a mission to honor men and women who have made significant contributions to the health and health care industry, the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame seeks to recognize and honor the pioneers and current leaders that have formed Tennessee’s health and heath care community and encourage future generations of health care professionals.

The Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee, comprised of health and healthcare leaders from across the state, selected the 2017 inductees from all submitted nominations. This committee includes:

Ms. Sharon A. Adkins, MSN, RN
Executive Director, Tennessee Nurses Association

Mr. Craig Becker
President, Tennessee Hospital Association

Dr. Wilsie S. Bishop
Vice President for Health Affairs, COO, ETSU

Dr. Reginald W. Coopwood
President and CEO, Regional One Health

Dr. William E. Evans, PharmD
Former CEO, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Dr. Robert C. Fisher
President, Belmont University

Dr. Harry R. Jacobson
Chairman, MedCare Investment Funds & Chairman, The McWhorter Society

Mr. Robert Milton Johnson
Chairman and CEO, HCA

Dr. Lynn Massingale
Executive Chairman, TeamHealth

Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin
President, Clinical Service and CMO, HCA

C. Wright Pinson, M.D.
Chairman, Nashville Health Care Council
Deputy CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center & CEO, Vanderbilt Health Systems

Dr. Hershel “Pat” Wall
Special Assistant to the President, UT Health Science Center

Mr. Dennis Vonderfecht
Retired President and CEO, Mountain States Health Alliance

The Hall has been created by Belmont University and The McWhorter Society and is supported by the Nashville Health Care Council, a Hall of Fame Founding Partner.