William H. Frist, Sr.

Former Senator from Tennessee

William H. Frist, Sr.

William H. Frist, Sr.

Former Senator from Tennessee

Career Highlights

Lung Transplant Center.
Hospital Corporation of America

RelSci Relationships


Primary Location

Nashville, TN

Number of Boards



1953 - Nashville, TN



Number of Awards


Estimated Net Worth



Hunting, Writing, Marathon Running

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Co-Founder at Select Medical Holdings Corporation

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Co-Founder at Cressey & Co. LP

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Co-Founder at Select Medical Holdings Corporation

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Counselor at Center for Strategic & International Studies, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

President & Chief Executive Officer at Business Roundtable

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Select Medical Corp.

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Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Former Senator from South Dakota

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Former Senator from Georgia

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Co-Founder at Accolade, Inc.

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Former Senator from Tennessee
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Senior Vice President at NaviHealth, Inc.

naviHealth, Inc. engages in the provision of post-acute care management services. It offers risk underwriting, benchmarking and analytics, clinical design and support, PAC decision support, network management and bundled payments services. The company was founded by Ken Botsford in January 2012 and is headquartered in Brentwood, TN.

Foreign Service Officer at United States Department of State

The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.

Co-Founder at Yoshi, Inc.

Yoshi, Inc. engages in the provision of drivers a gas delivery service, allowing drivers to fuel up without going to a gas station. The company was founded by Bryan Frist, David Gobaud, Nick Alexander, and Daniel Hunter in 2015 and is headquartered in Wilmington, DE.

Extended Family Member
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Healthstream, Inc.

HealthStream is dedicated to improving patient outcomes through the development of healthcare organizations’ greatest asset: their people. Our suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are used by healthcare employees in the U.S. for training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, credentialing, and managing simulation-based training programs. Our research solutions provide valuable insight to healthcare providers to meet HCAHPS requirements, engage their workforce, and enhance physician alignment. Our Vision HealthStream’s vision is to improve the quality of healthcare by assessing and developing the people who deliver care. Our Customers Over half of the nation’s hospitals—representing approximately three million healthcare professionals—have chosen HealthStream’s platform of products and solutions. Our customers include hospitals and healthcare systems from all 50 of the United States, ranging from community hospitals to large, multi-facility healthcare systems in both urban and rural areas. Our Solutions HealthStream’s solutions are used by healthcare organizations to meet their OSHA training compliance requirements, increase their patient resuscitation rates, prepare their employees for the new ICD-10 coding system migration, expedite employees’ onboarding processes, and streamline competency & performance management, and to meet many other requirements, goals, and objectives. Our solutions are comprised of an array of innovative products and tools on HealthStream’s online platform, creating a unique eco-system that is 100% focused on supporting healthcare organizations and providers. Our learning application, the HealthStream Learning Center™ (HLC), is the most widely adopted learning management system in the U.S. among healthcare organizations. Healthcare professionals used the HLC for scheduling, assigning, tracking, delivering, and reporting on classroom and online learning to support improved outcomes. Over 130 million online courses have been completed, cumulatively, on our platform. Our talent management solution helps healthcare organizations measure and evaluate performance in support of organizational objectives—and features a fully integrated competency dictionary with over 2,000 clinical and non-clinical competency standards

Extended Family Member
Director at The Frist Foundation

The Frist Foundation, formerly The HCA Foundation, was established in 1982 by Hospital Corporation of America. The Foundation became fully independent of the company in 1994. In 1997, the Foundation changed its name to The Frist Foundation to recognize the philanthropic influence of its founding directors, Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Jr., who remains a director, and Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., who died in 1998. Its continuing mission is to invest its resources in nonprofit organizations in Metropolitan Nashville in ways that strengthen their ability to provide services. As a private foundation, much of the Foundation's work involves grantmaking. However, the Foundation also takes an active role in initiating special programs to enhance the community in a variety of other ways.



Parent, Deceased
MD with Honors
Class of 1978

Harvard Medical School (HMS) is the graduate medical school of Harvard University. It is located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.The school was founded by John Warren on September 19, 1782, with Benjamin Waterhouse, and Aaron Dexter.

Undergraduate Degree in Health Policy
Class of 1974

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is a professional public policy school at Princeton University. The school has granted undergraduate A.B. degrees since 1930 and graduate degrees since 1948. The School of Public and International Affairs, as it was originally named, was founded at Princeton in 1930, created in the spirit of Woodrow Wilson's interest in preparing students for leadership in public and international affairs.


Montgomery Bell Academy provides educational services. It provides students with knowledge on academics, athletics, and fine arts. The company was founded on September 9, 1967 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.



Career History
2007 - Current

Cressey & Company is a private investment firm focused exclusively on investing in and building leading healthcare businesses. The Cressey & Company team manages an active portfolio of healthcare investments in a wide range of segments. Through four predecessor funds to which they continue to provide management services and their current fund, Cressey & Company Fund V LP, the Cressey & Company team has managed in excess of $2 billion of capital committed to building leading healthcare companies in partnership with outstanding executives and management teams.

2009 - 2010

Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly the intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry and equality, compassion and excellence in all endeavors.

Boards & Committees
Special Advisor to the Board of Directors
2020 - Current

National Seating & Mobility, Inc. provides wheelchairs and adaptive seating systems. It specializes in providing custom seating and mobility systems for teens, adults and seniors who are challenged with severe trauma, disease, and skeletal disorders. The firm offers services for individuals with permanent or long-term loss of mobility. The company was founded by William Michael Ballard in 1992 and is headquartered in Franklin, TN.

2018 - Current

OneOncology, Inc. provides oncology drug procurement solutions. The company was founded by Uncas Benjamin Favret and M. Steven Kirchof in 2005 and is headquartered in Metairie, LA.

2018 - Current

Spero Health, Inc. provides drug rehabilitation healthcare services. The company was founded on July 7, 2008 and is headquartered in Danville, KY.

Independent Director
2019 - Current

SmileDirectClub, Inc. provides dental services. Its clear aligner treatment addresses the large and underserved global orthodontics market. The company was founded by Alexander Fenkell and Jordan Katzman in 2014 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

Chairman, Governing Board
2016 - Current


Member, Board of Directors
2015 - Current

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of our more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951: We've protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We work in all 50 states and more than 35 countries — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. See where we work. We address threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans, and conservation lands. Learn how we're responding.

Member, Board of Directors
2007 - 2010

Millennium Challenge Corporation

2001 - 2003

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is the only national organization solely devoted to electing Republicans to the U.S. Senate. The NRSC provides invaluable support and assistance to current and prospective Republican U.S. Senate candidates in the areas of budget planning, election law compliance, fundraising, communications tools and messaging, research and strategy.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Meharry Medical College is one of the nation's oldest and largest historically black academic health science centers dedicated to educating physicians, dentists, researchers, and health policy experts. Founded in 1876 as the Medical Department of Central Tennessee College, Meharry was the first medical school in the South for African Americans. It was chartered separately in 1915. Today, Meharry includes a medical school, dental school, and a graduate school; and is home to the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at Meharry. The degrees include Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Meharry is a United Methodist Church-affiliated institution. A 2010 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine ranked Meharry as one of the nation's top five producers of primary care physicians. Meharry is also a leading producer of African Americans with Ph.Ds. in biomedical sciences.

$1 - $500K

Center for Strategic & International Studies, Inc. provides strategic insights & policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. Its projects focus on areas such as AIDS, arms control, conflict resolution, NATO, the environment, immigration, intelligence, trade, health care, OPEC, space policy, and terrorism. The company was founded in 1962 by David M. Abshire and Admiral Arleigh Burke and is headquartered in Washington, DC.


Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Political Donations

Former Service Member at United States Air Force


Former Service Member at United States Air Force

Political Donations Received
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Aspire Health, Inc. provides healthcare services. It specializes in providing an extra layer of support to patients facing a serious illness. The firm's clinicians are experts in providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness, helping patients and caregivers navigate the healthcare system, guiding patients and caregivers through difficult and complex treatment choices and providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. The company was founded by Brad Smith and William H. Frist, Sr. in 2011 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

Public Holdings
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Chair at US Securities & Exchange Commission

Awards & Honors
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
Creative Works

A Heart to Serve: The Passion to Bring Health, Home, and Healing


Grand Rounds in Transplantation


Tennessee Senators, 1911-2001: Portraits of Leadership in a Century of Change

The Healthcare Security Summit

PIE Network's 4th Annual Policy Summit

Partnership for a Healthier America's Inaugural Childhood Obesity Summit

Other Affiliations

William H. Frist, Sr. is affiliated with Cressey & Co. LP, Vanderbilt University, Hospital Corporation of America, Aegis Sciences Corp., Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, The Massachusetts General Hospital, Meharry Medical College, Stanford University - School of Medicine, Southampton General Hospital, SCORE, Office of the Senator from Tennessee, Bill Frist, George H.W. Bush's Campaign for President of the United States, 1992, Nashville Veterans Administration Hospital, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Inc., Cressey & Co LLC, InstaMed Communications LLC, Bipartisan Policy Center, Inc., Vanderbilt University - School of Medicine, Partnership for a Healthier America, Office of the Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist, Carrick Capital Partners, LLC, Lung Transplant Center., National Seating & Mobility, Inc., OneOncology, Inc., Spero Health, Inc., myNEXUS, Inc., Teladoc Health, Inc., Mdsave, Inc., Select Medical Corp., Accolade, Inc., Cressey & Co. LP, 180 Health Partners, Inc., Cognosante Holdings LLC, Devoted Health, Inc., Profusa, Inc., IDx Technologies, Inc., Unitek Learning, Inc., InstaMed Holdings, Inc., Theranos, Inc., AECOM Technology Corp., aTherapy, Inc., URS Corporation, Central Bank of Sedalia, The Republican National Committee, Inc., Aspire Health, Inc., Aegis Laboratories, UniTek, Inc., SmileDirectClub, Inc., NashvilleHealth, The Nature Conservancy, Inc., The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Harvard University - Harvard Medical School, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, SCORE, Hope Through Healing Hands, Select Medical Holdings Corporation, Princeton University - Center for Economic Policy Studies, Too Small To Fail, United States of Care, Commission to Build a Healthier America, Partnership for a Healthier America, National Institute for Health Care Management Research & Educational Foundation, Duke Global Health Institute, Africare, Inc., Save the Children Federation, Inc., Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Inc., Montgomery Bell Academy, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Community Foundation for Nantucket, The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Nashville Health Care Council, Center For Interfaith Action On Global Poverty, Gorilla Doctors, Princeton University Alumni Asociation, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health

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