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We are Chicago’s nationally recognized health care community in action. We harness the collective intelligence and resources of Chicago’s health care leaders to drive meaningful change and positively influence the conditions that impact the health of our communities.
We create uncommon alignment to improve the health and vitality of Chicago.
The healthcare industry is changing, and we are here to ensure that the change is in the right direction to increase efficiency and improve outcomes.
HC3 operates at the epicenter of economic development, health care transformation, and health disparities. Everything we do is pursued by channeling the diverse and multi-sectoral coalition of health care leaders throughout the city to achieve collective impact.
We seek to achieve this primarily through three fundamental activities:
Our programs focus on Chicago-specific issues, led by Chicago leaders and focused on uniquely Chicago ideation.
Our goal is to strengthen, reinforce, or fill empty space for critical economic and civic objectives to advance the entire community’s collective interest in a vibrant, cutting-edge and healthy Chicago.
We cultivate uncommon partnerships and relationships to advance efficiency and innovations capable of transforming Chicago’s health status.
We host networking and leadership events, featuring local and national health care experts.
Thursday, April 9: The Future of Interoperability (SAVE THE DATE)
Tuesday, April 28: HC3 Young Professionals Series (Women in Health Care Edition) featuring Beth Bierbower (SAVE THE DATE)
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 more than 200 healthcare technology ventures and the company partners with dozens of industry-leading companies, health systems and universities. 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, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the Chicago High School for the Arts, and is a member of ChicagoNEXT, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s council on technology and innovation. He is also a Leadership Greater Chicago fellow and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Meghan joined HC3 (Health Care Council of Chicago) as the inaugural Executive Director of the Organization in early August of 2019. Prior to joining HC3, she was the Corporate Relations and Special Events Manager at CommunityHealth, the nation’s largest free health clinic serving the uninsured in Chicago.
Meghan has 7+ years of experience in development, marketing and community engagement.
Throughout her career she has worked in start-ups and nonprofits, developing programming and events, building sustainable relationships and cultivating new and innovative ideas. Her passion for making connections on and offline is what motivates her.
David is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Third Horizon Strategies, an organization that supports health care companies in strategic planning responsive to current and expected policy and market environmental conditions.
Prior to organizing Third Horizon, David was the Chief Client Strategies Officer and a Partner with Leavitt Partners.
His expertise encompasses managed care, alternative payment models, and public health. David has established many coalitions focused on these efforts, most notably in the areas of opioid use disorder recovery, individual market stabilization, and consumer-engagement platforms. He is the co-founder of the Health Care Council of Chicago, a group of Chicago-based health care businesses focused on economic development, system transformation, and social disparities.
David serves on the board of the Sinai Hospital System and HIMSS North America. He is also on the Founder’s Council of United States of Care, a non-partisan initiative focused on expanding health care access.