HCA Healthcare
March 20, 2019

SOURCE: NashvillePost.com

Heather Rohan

HCA TriStar division president Heather Rohan has been named chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of 40,000 health care executives.

Board certified in health care management as an ACHE Fellow, Rohan (pictured) has served on the ACHE Board of Governors since 2015. She also served as the ACHE Regent for Florida Eastern from 2011 to 2012.

Rohan has more than 30 years of health care experience, serving in various leadership roles in both administration and clinical care positions with HCA Healthcare.

In addition to her role at HCA TriStar Division and ACHE, Rohan serves as a board member for the United Way of Middle Tennessee, American Heart Association of Greater Nashville and the HCA Foundation.  She also serves on the board of trustees for Barry University, her alma mater. 

Butler Snow attorney elected as TBA fellow

Butler Snow attorney and former Nashville Bar Association president Erin Palmer Polly has been elected as a fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation.

Polly is one of 24 attorneys in Tennessee to be recognized, according to a press release.

Polly is a member of Butler Snow’s commercial litigation practice group and focuses her practice on commercial litigation, civil rights, professional liability and general litigation.

She is the immediate past president of the Nashville Bar Association, and a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court and the Marion Griffin Chapter of the Lawyers’ Association for Women.

Polly also serves as the campaign for equal justice chair for the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Erin, and we are proud of her accomplishment,” Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow, said in the release. “Erin’s induction as a fellow showcases her talent and hard work in the legal profession and her strong reputation among our peers and colleagues. She will be a valuable asset to the foundation.”

Tennessee Realtors, HUB launch association health plans

Hub International Limited, a global insurance brokerage, and trade association Tennessee Realtors have announced the launch of what they are billing as “one of the nation’s first association health plans for a professional trade association under the new association rules.”

In 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor provided an update to association health plan (AHP) regulation that has made it easier for small businesses to collectively offer the same type of health insurance coverage offered by large companies.  The Tennessee Realtors AHP is established under the new Department of Labor rule.

AHPs help small- and mid-sized businesses reduce health care costs, broaden the risk pool and access high-quality health coverage tailored to the needs of their employees.

“HUB understands the importance of AHPs — a newly emerging solution — for high quality, comprehensive, accessible heath care, especially for small businesses that through their affiliation and membership with associations can access affordable benefit plans,” Mike Barone, HUB International president of employee benefits, said in a release. “Working closely with Tennessee Realtors, we successfully tailored one of the first affordable and robust AHPs for a professional association under the new regulations and look forward to working with other associations to build additional AHPs throughout the U.S. in the future.”

Angela Shields serves as chief executive officer of Tennessee Realtors (stylized as “REALTORS”).

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