Fall Summitt | October 2013

The 2013 Governing Membership Fall Summit will be in Nashville, Tennessee, Thursday and Friday, October 3 – 4.

Annually, the Governing Membership of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council meets to assess and plan the work of the organization and to provide support and collaboration with colleagues from around the country. You have told us that the opportunity to work with and learn from each other while shaping the national agenda for HCH is highly valued by our members.

In this year of dramatic change in health care financing and delivery, we will focus on our development as leaders of complex, mission-driven organizations. Matt Bennett, who led our pre-conference institute on leadership this year, will join us as a trainer and facilitator.

We are adjourning the formal meeting at noon on Friday and ask that you not leave earlier. Lunch will be served at noon on Friday. We have held a few rooms at the Scarritt-Bennett Center on Friday night for those of you who may wish to stay over in Nashville for cultural experiences or to attend the HealthcareNow strategy conference on Saturday and Sunday. Please contact Polly Bullock if you are interested in reserving a room for Friday night. These rooms are very limited and will be reserved on a first come first served basis.

Plan your travel now and please RSVP using the form below Friday, August 9.

If you are attending, please follow the link below to supply additional information and make payments for lodging and meals or just meals if you are staying elsewhere.

Registration and Payment

Additional Information

Governing Membership

The Governing Membership of the National Health Care for the Homeless consists of all organizational member representatives, all board members, four Clinicians’ Network Steering Committee members, three NCAB Steering Committee members, and three RCPN Steering Committee members.

The three full Steering Committees also meet for two days immediately before the Fall Summit and their representatives to the Governing Membership stay for the two days of the Summit. All members of the Steering Committees are receiving a separate communication regarding those meetings and do not need to complete this registration form.

Participation in this meeting is an important opportunity provided through your membership in the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.


As in the past, these meetings will take place at the Scarritt-Bennett Center, adjacent to Vanderbilt University near the center of Nashville. For more information, see www.scarrittbennett.org.

Lodging at Scarritt-Bennett Center

Scarritt-Bennett Center provides simply furnished single rooms with a connecting bathroom shared with another guest.

The National HCH Council has reserved a limited number of rooms for the Fall Summitt. Each room is reserved for two nights (Wednesday and Thursday) at a cost of $140. The two-night blocks cannot be broken up, as the Council is contractually obligated to pay for them whether or not they are occupied.


Note that the limited number of rooms available at the Scarritt-Bennett Center will be allocated in the order in which payment is received.

Lodging Elsewhere

For those who would prefer more traditional hotel accommodations, nearby hotels, each four or five blocks away, are listed below. Fall Summitt attendees will be on their own to make reservations at these hotels.

  • Aloft Nashville West End (formerly Hotel Indigo Music Row) 1719 West End, (866) 716-8143
  • Hampton Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt 1919 West End Avenue, (615) 329-1144
  • Embassy Suites Hotel at Vanderbilt 1811 Broadway, (615) 320-8899


Inexpensive airfare to Nashville (BNA) is available on Southwest Airlines and other carriers. Polly Bullock is available to assist consumers in making airline reservations; they may contact her by phone at (615) 226-2292 or by email at council@nhchc.org.

Governing members should arrive in Nashville by Wednesday evening, October 2. The Fall Summit will continue until 12 noon on Friday; please book flights for 1:30 p.m. Friday or later. NHCHC will have a room for you at the Scarritt-Bennett Center through Thursday night.

Shuttle service from and to the airport is available through In-Shuttle Transportation, Inc., for a special $17 round-trip rate. Reservations can be made by calling (615) 255-3519 or online at www.inshuttle.com.

Taxis and city buses are also available.


On each meeting day, breakfast and lunch will be served in the Susie Gray Dining Hall at Scarritt-Bennett Center. All participants should plan on taking these meals in the dining hall, so that we can keep our meetings on schedule. Numerous restaurants are available nearby for other meals.