Nashville Health Care Council names Apryl Childs-Potter as new president

NASHVILLE, TEN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Board of Directors of the Nashville Health Care Council announced today that Apryl Childs-Potter has been named the organization’s new President, effective May 16, 2022.

Childs-Potter joins the Council from the Greater Memphis Chamber, where she served as chief marketing officer and led the business intelligence and marketing functions of the economic development team. She also served as Executive Director of the Chamber’s Center for Economic Competitiveness, a public-private partnership that brings together top business, academics and elected leaders in collective action to improve local competitiveness and boost the region’s pursuit of quality jobs.

“The Board is delighted to welcome Apryl to one of the most dynamic healthcare communities in the world, and we are confident that under her leadership, the Council is poised for a vibrant future,” said David Dill, Chairman of the Council’s Board of Directors and Chair and CEO of LifePoint Health. “With her entrepreneurial experience leading data-driven strategies, community building and alignment, and economic development, she is uniquely positioned to successfully lead the Council through this moment of rapid growth and transformation. We look forward to seeing her build on the Council’s strong foundation to continue to align the Nashville health community, shape the Council’s impact locally, nationally and globally, and help us usher in a new era of growth and heralding healthcare innovation in Nashville.”

The launch of Childs-Potter follows a thorough, national search process and comes at a momentous time for the Council and Nashville’s growing healthcare community. According to the council’s latest economic impact report, the total number of core healthcare facilities in Nashville has increased by 600 to more than 3,700 in recent years, including 18 public companies. The study found that Nashville’s healthcare ecosystem represents a $66.9 billion industry annually.

In her roles with the Greater Memphis Chamber, Childs-Potter worked to advance the powerful economic advantages of Memphis and Shelby County around the world. One of the most important achievements during her tenure at the Chamber is the launch Memphis movesthe region’s first national economic development marketing initiative, and help secure Memphis as one of three markets selected to participate in the Brookings Institution’s Inclusive Economic Indicators Lab, a project aimed at providing tools for tracking and empowerment develop more inclusive economic outcomes for cities.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Nashville Health Care Council at such an important time for the city and the healthcare industry,” said Childs-Potter. “With rapid change and the council’s 25th anniversary, now is the time to focus on how our organization can help shape the growth of Nashville’s vibrant healthcare community over the next 25 years. I look forward to working with the Council’s highly respected board and strong team to think big about how we can continue to expand Nashville’s unique reach and impact in the healthcare sector.”

Before joining the Chamber, Childs-Potter founded and led Hyphen Market Solutions, a customer insights and brand strategy firm, where she worked with leaders from nine regional healthcare organizations to create a strategic plan for the Memphis Medical District.

A Mississippi native, Childs-Potter is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. She and her husband have a daughter. She replaces former Council President Hayley Hovious, who held the post from 2015 until her resignation earlier this year.

About the Nashville Health Care Council

The Nashville Health Care Council is a premier coalition of healthcare industry leaders working together to inspire global collaboration to improve healthcare by serving as a catalyst for leadership and innovation. Since 1995, the Council has served as a trusted source for information on trends affecting the country’s healthcare industry. Through regular programs, the Council offers its members unparalleled access to national and international policymakers, industry innovators and thought leaders.

For more information on the Council, visit www.healthcarecouncil.com.

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