Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business announced today the appointment of Dr. Harry Jacobson as distinguished healthcare executive-in-residence, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
A former Vanderbilt University Medical Center chief executive officer and vice chancellor for health affairs, Jacobson (pictured) will focus his efforts on students enrolled in Belmont’s fall-launched Healthcare MBA program for working professionals.
“As we worked closely with Nashville area healthcare leaders in designing our healthcare MBA, the one executive’s name that repeatedly came up in meetings was that of Harry Jacobson,” Dr. Pat Raines, dean of the BU College of Business Administration, said in a release. “We are delighted to have someone of his stature and professional experience available for working with our students and continuing to help us advance this innovative new program for healthcare professionals.”
Jacobson served as VUMC’s chief executive for more than a decade, during which time he was responsible for the addition of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, as well as the development of VU’s 100 Oaks complex.
Following his departure from Vanderbilt in 2009, Jacobson founded or co-founded a number of early stage health care organizations, including Epiphany Health Ventures, LLC, and TriStar Technology Ventures. He also co-founded Informatics Corporation of America.