Health Care Council of Chicago (HC3)
The Health Care Council of Chicago (HC3) is a collaboration that enables Chicagoland health care companies to expand the intellectual, technical, human, and financial capital required to succeed in the value-based health care economy while concurrently raising Chicago’s profile as an American health care epicenter.
What is HC3?
HC3 is a partnership between MATTER and Leavitt Partners, a health care intelligence firm founded by former HHS Secretary and Governor Mike Leavitt, to foster connections, share perspectives, form strategic alliances, and advance Chicago’s profile as a hub of innovation and transformation for America’s rapidly changing health care system. Read HC3’s first annual “State of Chicago Health Care” white paper.
What We Stand For
The health care industry is changing, and we’re here to ensure that the change is in the right direction to increase efficiency and improve outcomes. We’re convening leaders to collaborate on solutions for tomorrow.
Chicago’s health care leaders through regular programming. We are responsive to institutional needs and address market opportunities in collaboration with other civic leaders.
membership through active community engagement and strong continuity between members to drive unique interactions and partnerships in the market.
and support sub-groups that form around specific strategic focus areas related to programming or other ad hoc interests.
business development and innovation by providing a platform to foster connections and lend insights to Chicago’s rapidly-growing start-up community.
Join HC3 to attend our next event
Our next two events will feature Dr. Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Senator Tom Daschle. These events are for HC3 members only. If you’re interested in joining, see the application link below.
HC3 is a collaboration between MATTER and Leavitt Partners, spearheaded by:
Steven Collens is CEO of MATTER, the healthcare technology incubator and innovation center. MATTER opened in February 2015 and nurtures entrepreneurs and innovators building next-generation health IT, medical device, diagnostic and biopharma technologies. MATTER works with 200 healthcare technology ventures and the company partners with 10 hospitals and health systems, five universities and more than 50 industry-leading companies. Steven is also senior advisor at Pritzker Group Venture Capital.
Prior to assuming his current role, Steven was senior vice president at Pritzker Group, the investment firm led by Tony and J.B. Pritzker. In that capacity, he led the team that created 1871, Chicago’s center for digital startups that now houses more than 400 early-stage companies. He previously worked at Abbott in a variety of domestic and international functions, including product management, policy and public affairs. In 2005, Steven helped found ConstantWellness.com to give patients control over their health data and allow healthcare providers to coordinate care of their patients. Prior to Abbott, Steven served as legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun.
Steven holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. He serves on the boards of 1871, the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Chicago High School for the Arts and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. He is also a Leadership Greater Chicago fellow and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Commercial Club of Chicago.
CDO, Leavitt Partners
Kelli Enright is the partnerships director at MATTER. In this role she is responsible for building relationships with key stakeholders across the healthcare industry. Kelli collaborates closely with the CEO and VP of programs to develop mutually beneficial partnerships that encourage collaboration between industry partners and MATTER members. Kelli is passionate about bringing industry experts, leaders, and entrepreneurs together to innovate, ideate, and disrupt the healthcare status quo. Kelli has over 10 years of management consulting experience in a wide range of strategy and operations projects across various industries for Slalom Consulting and Booz Allen Hamilton. Prior to consulting she was a strategic pricing analyst for Northrop Grumman. Kelli has her BA from University of Puget Sound and is originally from Washington state.
Manager, Leavitt Partners
Individuals or institutions requesting membership should submit a membership application to Laura Lewandowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.