Click on photos of the inductees below to learn more about the lasting contributions made by the inductees to health and health care in the Tennessee community.
- David Barton, M.D.
- Founder and first Board President of Alive Hospice
- Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
- Mary Bufwack, Ph.D.
- Former Chief Executive Office of Neighborhood Health
- President of the Tennessee Primary Care Association
- Nancy-Ann DeParle
- Former Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy to President Barack Obama
- Led the development and successful passage of the Affordable Care Act
- Partner of Consonance Capital Partners
- Lloyd C. Elam, M.D.
- Former President and Chancellor of Meharry Medical College
- Former Chair of Meharry’s Department of Psychiatry and Dean of the Meharry’s Medical School
- Founder of the Inpatient Psychiatry Program and the Residency Program at Meharry
- John M. Flexner, M.D.
- Founder and former Board President of Alive Hospice
- Professor of Hematology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
- Longtime researcher in immunological classifications and lymphomas
- Richard L. (Dick) Miller, F.A.I.A., E.D.A.C.
- Chairman and CEO at ESa
- 52 year veteran of health care design industry
- Co-authored three editions of the book ‘Hospital and Healthcare Facility Design’
- Jonathan B. Perlin, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.S.A., M.A.C.P, F.A.C.M.I
- President, Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer at HCA Healthcare
- Clinical Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University
- Adjunct Professor of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Monroe Carell, Jr.
- Former CEO of Central Parking Corporation
- Longtime philanthropist
- Namesake of The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
- John Henry Hale, M.D.
- President of the Board of Directors of the Millie E. Hale Hospital
- Professor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Chief of Staff & Chair of the Department of Surgery at Meharry Medical College
- Millie E. Hale
- Founded the Millie E. Hale Hospital
- Millie E. Hale Hospital’s Head Administrator & Chief Nurse
- Carol Etherington
M.S.N. R.N., F.A.A.N.
- First nurse employed by the Davidson County Police Department: Chair of the Metro Nashville Board of Health
- Associate Professor of Nursing, Emerita, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
- Lynn Massingale, M.D.
- Founder, Former CEO and Current Chairman of TeamHealth
- “Hero of Emergency Medicine” by the American College of Emergency Physicians
- William Schaffner, M.D.
- Former Chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Preventative Medicine and Professor of Preventive Medicine & Health Policy
- Medical Director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
- Matthew Walker, Sr., M.D.
- Founder of the Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Inc.
- Former Meharry Medical College Chair of the Department of Surgery, Provost for External Affairs & Professor of Surgery & Gynecology
- Jack Bovender, Jr.
Retired Chairman and CEO, Hospital Corporation of America
- Stanley Cohen, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University
- Henry W. Foster, Jr. M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
- Professor Emeritus and Former Dean, Meharry Medical College
- Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vanderbilt University
- Frank S. Groner, LL.D.
President Emeritus, Baptist Memorial Hospital
- Paul E. Stanton, M.D.
- President Emeritus, East Tennessee State University
- Professor Emeritus of Surgery, East Tennessee State University
- Colleen Conway Welch, Ph.D., C.N.M., F.A.A.N., F.A.C.N.M.
Dean Emerita, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Inaugural Class of Inductees – 2015
- Thomas F. Frist, Sr., M.D.
- Thomas F. Frist, Jr., M.D.
- Ernest W. Goodpasture, M.D.
Physician, Pathologist, Professor
- Jack C. Massey
- R. Clayton McWhorter
Co-Founder, HealthTrust and Clayton Associates
- David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
Former U.S. Surgeon General
- Mildred T. Stahlman, M.D.
Pediatrician, Pathologist, Professor
- Danny Thomas
Founder, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital