Nashville’s Health Care Industry

Health Care

Nashville is home to a diverse health care cluster with leaders in a number of industry niches that impact the health care landscape locally, nationally and internationally. More than 250 health care companies are headquartered in the Nashville region, making health care the region’s largest industry. Sixteen publicly traded health care companies call Nashville home, with combined employment of nearly 400,000 and $70 billion in global revenue. The health care industry is also the region’s largest and fastest-growing employer, directly employing 210,000.

“Why is Nashville the Silicon Valley of health care? I might ask you: Why wouldn’t it be? I don’t think there’s any other choice. It has the right people at the right time at the right place to solve the needs of health care in our ever-changing world.”

Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Jr.
Co-founder and chairman emeritus

Nashville’s Health Care Industry

  • Health care workers represent one in every eight jobs in Nashville.
  • Ninety-five percent of Nashville Health Care Council CEOs indicate a Nashville headquarters location is important to their company’s success.
  • Nashville’s health care industry creates $13 billion in personal income.

“The health care industry means a great deal… You see its influence in almost everything that happens in the city and it is a growing part of our economy.”

Karl Dean
Mayor, Nashville

For more information about the Nashville Health Care Council, please visit