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Thomas Fearn Frist

Thomas Fearn Frist, American hospital management company executive. Named Distinguished Alumnus, Vanderbilt University, 2002; named one of Forbes 400: Richest Americans, since 2006. Past vice president Vanderbilt Board Trust; past chair board governors United Way of America; Fellow: American College Healthcare Executives (honorary); member: Business Council, Business Roundtable, Belle Meade Country Club.

Background

  • Frist, Thomas Fearn was born on August 12, 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Thomas Fearn and Dorothy (Cate) Frist.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Vanderbilt University, 1961. Doctor of Medicine, Washington University, 1966.

    Career

    • Executive vice president Hospital Corporation American (Hospital Corporation of America), Nashville, 1968—1977, president, chief operating officer, 1977—1982, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1982—1985, chairman, 1985—1995. Vice chairman Columbia/ Hospital Corporation American healthcare corporation, 1994—1997. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Hospital Corporation American healthcare corporation, 1995—2001.

      Chairman The Frist Foundation. Board directors Columbia Healthcare.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Past vice president Vanderbilt Board Trust. Past chair board governors United Way of America. Fellow: American College Healthcare Executives (honorary).

    Member: Business Council, Business Roundtable, Belle Meade Country Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Running, tennis, skiing, flying.

    Connections

    • Married Patricia Champion, December 22, 1961. Children: Trisha, Thomas Fearn III, Bill.
    • father: Thomas Fearn Frist
    • mother: Dorothy (Cate) Frist
    • spouse: Patricia Champion
    • children: Trisha Frist
    • Thomas Fearn III Frist
    • Bill Frist
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