Honoring Health Care Pioneers & Legends

Centered in the nation’s health care capital–Nashville, Tennessee–the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame seeks to honor individuals who have made a lasting impact on health care and the health care industry in the United States. Founded in 2015, the Hall of Fame postponed last year’s induction ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

KEY DATES & DEADLINES

October 19, 2021

Nominations for the 2022 Class open

February 22, 2022

Nominations for the 2022 Class close

May 2022

Inductees announced publicly

FALL 2022

Induction Ceremony and Luncheon tickets on-sale

Induction Ceremony and Luncheon sponsorship deadline

Individual ticket deadline

Induction Ceremony and Luncheon at Belmont University

CONTACT

Questions or requests for information about The Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame, induction ceremony sponsorships or individual event tickets should be directed to:

Matthew Seaton, Belmont University
615-460-6958
tnhealthcarehall@belmont.edu

MEET THE 2020 INDUCTEES

Monroe Dunaway “M.D.” Anderson

Monroe Dunaway “M.D.” Anderson

Monroe Dunaway "M.D." AndersonMonroe Dunaway “M.D.” Anderson lived a simple life. He was guided by the basic principles of hard work, thrift and self-denial. He believed in personal charity for those who were afflicted. As set forth in his Trust, he dedicated his...

Governor Phil Bredesen

Governor Phil Bredesen

Governor Phil BredesenPhil Bredesen has combined both private and public health care experience and expertise in an unusual and highly-effective way. He began in the private sector, where he is best known as an entrepreneur who started an HMO company—HealthAmerica—in...

Kathryn M. Edwards, M.D.

Kathryn M. Edwards, M.D.

Kathryn M. Edwards, M.D.Kathryn M. Edwards, M.D. earned her medical degree from the University of Iowa Medical School in 1973. After completing her residency and fellowships, she began her faculty tenure at Vanderbilt University joining one other pediatric infectious...

Donald S. MacNaughton

Donald S. MacNaughton

Donald S. MacNaughtonDonald S. MacNaughton earned his bachelor’s degree in 1939 and his law degree in 1948, both from Syracuse University. During WWII, MacNaughton served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the South Pacific. After working with...

G. Scott Morris, M.D.

G. Scott Morris, M.D.

G. Scott Morris, M.D.G. Scott Morris earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia, his Master’s in Divinity from Yale University, and his M.D. from Emory University. In 1987, he founded the Church Health Center of Memphis, where he has served as CEO to this day....

MEET THE 2021 INDUCTEES

Tom Cigarran

Tom Cigarran

Tom CigarranTom Cigarran received his Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University and his M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He began his career in health care in the occupational and preventive health fields in New York, first with a...

Autry O.V. “Pete” DeBusk

Autry O.V. “Pete” DeBusk

Autry O.V. “Pete” DeBuskAfter graduation from Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) with a Bachelor of Science in biology, Pete DeBusk entered the health care industry. In 1973, he founded DeRoyal Industries, Inc. and today it is a world-wide manufacturer and distributor...

William E. Evans, Pharm.D.

William E. Evans, Pharm.D.

William E. Evans, Pharm.D.William E. Evans was born in Clarksville, Tennessee, and received his BSc and Pharm.D. degrees from the University of Tennessee (1973, 1974). Dr. Evans joined St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a student in 1972 and dedicated his career...

James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D.

James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D.

James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D.Dr. James Hildreth graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, was selected as the first African American Rhodes Scholar from Arkansas (1978), graduated from Oxford University with a PhD in Immunology (1982) and received a...

Robert Sanders, M.D.

Robert Sanders, M.D.

Robert Sanders, M.D.Dr. Robert Sanders was born in 1927 in Tullahoma, Tennessee. After enlisting in the Army and serving 18 months as a surveyor, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Vanderbilt University. The G.I. Bill helped Sanders pay for his...