About 1821Health

Our Mission:

Building Leadership Capabilities

Our Vision:

Inspiring dramatic improvements in health care by empowering the workforce as our most treasured asset

Rusty Holman, MD – Founder

With a background in psychology and religious studies, Rusty is a lifelong student of the nature of people – how beliefs, behaviors and human needs all work together in organizations and impact people’s personal experiences. His passion for developing leaders and proven expertise in shaping organization culture defines some of his most crucial achievements over more than 25 years as a physician executive, author and speaker. His leadership has been integral to three health system mergers and ownership changes involving academic, non-profit, venture capital, private equity and publicly traded entities. He is a Past-President of the Society of Hospital Medicine, a founder of the SHM Leadership Academies, a Master in Hospital Medicine, a Nashville Health Care Council Fellow and was voted a Top 50 Physician Executive for Modern Healthcare. Most recently, as Chief Medical Officer of LifePoint Health, Rusty created a national quality program recognized by the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award.
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Our Commitments

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Supporting individuals, groups and organizations
We are able to scale with you as you grow, diversify and change. 1821Health is a devoted partner in the evolution of your career, your team, or your company.
Creating future content and programs that are member driven
The pressures, challenges, complexities and demands of health care continue to intensify. Those closest to the work must tell us what’s most important.
Cultivating a learning organization
What would it look like if we advanced the learning and application of leadership skills through collaboration?
Harnessing the power of inclusivity
Inclusion is the practice of ensuring that people feel a sense of belonging and support from an organization.
Using the sciences of learning, psychology, business and anthropology
1821Health draws from these bodies of knowledge to develop content and methods for our leadership offerings.