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.
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.