Stephen F. Flatt

Chief Executive Officer & Inside Director

Stephen F. Flatt (CEO and Inside Director) was appointed to the board and named Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2017. He joined NHC in June 2005 as Senior Vice President – Development. On January 1, 2009, Mr. Flatt became NHC’s President. He served as the President of Lipscomb University from 1997 through June 2005 and, prior to that, President of Ezell Harding Christian School in Nashville and Vice President of Financial Affairs and Institutional Planning at Lipscomb.

Mr. Flatt currently serves as Co-Chair of the Council for Post Acute Care (CPAC), the Board of Governors for the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the Board of Trust of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and the Board of Directors of the Nashville Health Care Council. In 2013 he was a member of the Council’s inaugural “Health Care Fellows” Program led by former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Also in 2013 he was named one of Middle Tennessee’s “Health-Care Heroes” by the Nashville Business Journal. He received his B.A. degree from David Lipscomb College and his M.S. degree and Ph.D. from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.