CEO, President and Chairman of the Board
Robert A. Frist, Jr., co-founder of HealthStream, has served as chief executive officer, president, and chairman of the board of directors since 1990. As chief executive officer, Mr. Frist has positioned HealthStream as a leading provider of workforce development, talent management, and research solutions for the healthcare industry. He has led the development of product innovations that is transforming the way healthcare organizations train, assess, and develop their human capital. Today, over three million healthcare professionals—from over half of the nation’s hospitals—rely on HealthStream’s SaaS-based solutions.
Under Mr. Frist’s leadership, HealthStream has received numerous awards and significant industry recognition. In the last 12 months, HealthStream has been ranked #27 in Forbes Magazine’s list of the “Top 50 Best Small Companies in the U.S.; received a “Best in Business Award” by the Nashville Business Journal; listed #57 in Healthcare Informatics’ “Top 100 HCIT Companies”, and was named one of the “Top 3” market movers in healthcare by the Nashville Chamber and Entrepreneur Center. Mr. Frist was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Lipscomb University and was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as one of the “Top 3 Most Admired CEOs.”
In addition to his leadership role at HealthStream, Mr. Frist serves as a board member of the Nashville Health Care Council. He is also an avid supporter of science education, as demonstrated by his long-time support as a board member at Nashville’s Adventure Science Center. Mr. Frist is a founding board member of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Robert Frist, Jr. graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business from Trinity University.