Mayor Karl Dean announced Tuesday the formation of an advisory group to work with an outside consultant, which will develop a sustainable business model for providing health care to Nashville’s indigent and uninsured.
The advisory group will work with John Snow Inc. (JSI), the consultant selected to study the Metro Hospital Authority’s business model and offer a cheaper, more efficient way forward.
Metro’s $47 million subsidy to the Hospital Authority would take a $4.6 million reduction next fiscal year, according to the budget Dean presented to Metro Council last week.
The advisory committee plans to provide JSI with community input. The group consists of key leaders in the Nashville community:
• A.A. Birch, former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice
• Jack Bovender, HCA chairman
• Mary Bufwack, United Neighborhood Health Services CEO
• Howard Gentry, former vice mayor and CEO of Nashville Chamber of Commerce Public Benefit Foundation
• Sam Howard, Phoenix Holdings, Inc. and Xantux Corp. chairman
• Beverly Jacobs, Hadley Park resident
• Jeff McKissack, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Care CEO
• Clayton McWhorter, founder and chairman of Clayton Associates
• Waverly Crenshaw, Hospital Authority chair
• Richard Riebeling, Metro Finance director