Driving Real Change
We are Chicago’s nationally recognized health care community in action. We harness the collective intelligence and resources of Chicago’s healthcare leaders to drive meaningful change and positively influence the conditions that impact the health of our communities.
We create uncommon alignment to improve the health of our communities.
How Our Mission Began
Co-Founded by leadership from Leavitt Partners and MATTER in 2017, the Health Care Council of Chicago was built as a platform for health care companies in Chicago to network and share collaborative ideas to solve complex problems in the community.
On January 1, 2020 the Health Care Council of Chicago was recognized by the state and federal government as a corporation* and is currently operated as an initiative of MATTER and Third Horizon Strategies.
Since the inception of HC3 we have endeavored to be widely inclusive of the many different stakeholders and entities that constitute our city’s health care industry. The range of expertise and skills housed in this city not only do good for its residents, but influence the nation as our innovations, research, and ideas impact the broader system.
*seeking B-Corp Certification status
WE SHARE ONE VISION
Meet the Team
On a business trip to Nashville Tennessee, co-founder David Smith was inspired by the comradery and connectivity that the Nashville Health Care Council had fostered within their local healthcare community. Eager to find Chicago’s equivalent, Smith ascertained there was an opportunity to cultivate a cross-sector health care coalition to connect and empower Chicago’s health and business leaders.
At the time David was a member of the leadership team at Leavitt Partners and asked his industry colleague Steven Collens at MATTER to join him in co-founding this collaborative effort. By leveraging both of their entity’s resources, they established a platform for thought leadership to drive real change in Chicago’s health care ecosystem.
In 2019, David left his position at Leavitt Partners to start his own health care consulting firm, Third Horizon Strategies. HC3 continues to operate as initiative of MATTER and Third Horizon Strategies.
OUR MEMBERS & PARTNERS
Taking Action Together
We exist in response to our members’ desire to impact health related issues and are a vehicle for our city’s health care leaders to create true change and impact the conditions that determine health in our city. Together, we’re making an impact and driving real health care change in our local communities.
Communications & Marketing
Financial Services & Investment Banking
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois / Health Care Service Corporation
Sinai Health System
Innovation & Technology
Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Waller Helms Advisors
Venture Capital &
Chicago Pacific Founders