Tom Cigarran has a long and impressive career in the health care industry. After starting his career in New York in occupational health, in 1977 he joined Nashville’s Hospital Affiliates International in a senior management position. In 1981 he co-founded American Healthcorp, which over the years owned and operated general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, Koala Centers addiction treatment centers, Diabetes treatment centers and eventually, after a name change to Healthways, Inc., became the largest chronic disease management company and well-being provider in the US.
In 1992 Healthways co-founded AmSurg Corp, a nationwide provider of outpatient ambulatory surgery which grew to over 275 centers and became a separate public company. In 2014 AmSurg acquired Sheridan Healthcare and in 2016 merged with Envision Healthcare Corp, to form one of the largest healthcare companies in the US with over 48,000 employees. Envision was later acquired by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR).
He has been active for over 20 years in working to improve Nashville Public Schools and to educate the future leaders of Haiti. He has served on the boards of Vanderbilt Medical Center, Alive Hospice, Vanderbilt Owen School, Harpeth Hall School and others. He is a co- owner and served as chairman of the ownership group of the Nashville Predators from 2010-2018.