Health Care Council of Chicago (HC3)

The Health Care Council of Chicago (HC3) is an action-oriented collaborative that brings leaders from across the health care ecosystem together to solve our city’s most important health-related issues.

The State of Chicago Health Care

Check out our latest State of Chicago Health Care Industry Report.

Driving real health care change

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.

What we do

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:

  • Programming

    Our programs focus on Chicago-specific issues, led by Chicago leaders and focused on uniquely Chicago ideation.

  • Initiatives

    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.

  • Partnerships & relationships

    We cultivate uncommon partnerships and relationships to advance efficiency and innovations capable of transforming Chicago’s health status.

Join us at our next HC3 event

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

HC3 Co-founder

Meghan Phillipp

Executive Director

David Smith

HC3 Co-founder


Individuals or institutions interested in applying to become a member should contact Meghan Phillipp at Meghan@HC3.Health to learn more.

HC3 is an initiative of MATTER and Third Horizon Strategies.