LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2018) — Mark Carter, CEO of Passport Health and chair of the newly formed Louisville Healthcare CEO Council, announced the appointment of Tammy York Day as president of the council.
York Day joins the council after a 21-year career with Delta Dental, most recently as the organizations chief operating officer.
“Tammy’s track record in business operations, systems integration, marketing campaigns and successful community initiatives made her a standout candidate during our search process. She brings the entrepreneurial mind-set that we were looking for in an individual to launch the CEO Council”, said Carter.
The Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC) is a 501(c)4 organization, formed in 2017 to leverage the collective influence of the area’s top healthcare CEO’s to improve the healthcare economy of our region. An initial core initiative of the council will focus on aging innovation to capitalize on the local expertise currently engaged with the aging population.
“I’m thrilled to join the council and to immediately engage not only with the CEO members, but with the potential ecosystem of partners that will solidify Louisville as the aging care capital of the nation”, said York Day.
York Day’s first order of business will be to formalize the operations of the council, create the brand identify and officially launch the council with a special event.
“Our first showcase event will expose the strength of influence of our local healthcare CEO’s to a wide audience through a unique entrepreneurial opportunity,” York Day said.
For at least the first year, the LHCC will lease space from Greater Louisville, Inc. The council is completely autonomous but understands the benefits of early collaboration with GLI, Heath Enterprises Network (HEN), Louisville Forward and other prominent community investors.
Rick Remmers, one of the founding members of the LHCC and a Humana executive said, “It is not enough to run your company and be successful on your own, the expectation is that we collaborate and use our collective strength to impact and foster the growth of the community as well.
“Working as a group of CEO’s and opening our office right in the epicenter of our economic development and healthcare enterprise organizations is a natural fit as we get started on our aging innovation initiatives.”
York Day’s first day on the job is Tuesday, Jan. 9th.
About the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council
The Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC) is a 501c4 nonprofit organization formed to leverage the collective voice of Louisville’s top Healthcare companies. The member CEO’s actively engage in initiatives designed to improve the healthcare economy of the Louisville region and the nation. CEO Members include: Kennan Whethington- Anthem BC/BS Kentucky, Mark Vogt- Galen College of Nursing, Phil Marshall- Hosparus Health, Bruce Broussard-Humana, Ben Breier-Kindred, Russ Cox-Norton Healthcare, Mark Carter-Passport Health, Greg Weisher- Pharmerica, Joe Steier-Signature Health, Randy Bufford-Trilogy Health.
About Tammy York Day
Tammy York Day is a proven tenured leader with cultivated experiences in all aspects of operations, marketing and strategy. She is the co-founder of the Unbridled Eve Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization formed to hold events such as the Unbridled Eve Gala to raise money for selected non-profit beneficiaries and raise Kentucky’s profile nationally. To date the organization has generated over $300 million in national media coverage and facilitated and given over $1.7 million to their selected charity beneficiaries.
York Day serves on the board of Fund for the Arts and is the 2018 Campaign Chair, she is also a founding partner of the Louisville Innovation Summit and serves on the board of the Kentucky State Police Foundation, and the Thrive Innovation Center.
Her previous board positions include the American Heart Association and board chair of the March of Dimes. York Day has received numerous awards and recognitions, most notably Leadership Louisville Foundation “100 Wise Women”, Business First 20 People to Know in Insurance, Nfocus 2015 Women of Empowerment award and the George W. Bush President’s Council Award for Volunteer Service.
She holds an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a BS in Business Marketing from University of Phoenix.