Nick Hines

Healthcare Leader – Americas, Center for Creative Leadership

Nick has served in multiple c-suite leadership roles within the healthcare industry. He led business development at HCA for the Ambulatory Surgery division and the state of Virginia. Nick served as VP of Operations at Fresenius Vascular Care leading the strategy and operational functions for a $100 million business unit with a regional team of two-hundred staff. He has driven healthcare program development including the growth of a Lean Six Sigma Institute at the American Board of Internal Medicine as COO. Most recently, he led his own strategy consulting firm, The Capital Strategy Group, LLC, where he helped transform organizational performance through leadership development, strategic planning, and process improvement. His clients included large state agencies, public and private talent development leaders, and start-up healthcare companies.

Nick leads the healthcare vertical team, and is responsible for developing a laser-focused business, sales, research and marketing approach to execute CCL’s role in meeting the demands of the leadership development industry. Additionally, his responsibilities include driving culturally competent patient care models through collaboration and partnership with health and healthcare delivery systems, and meeting them where the healthcare industry and leadership development intersect.

Nick earned his B.S. degree in Biology from Virginia State University, M.S. in Biomedical Science from Eastern Virginia Medical School, an M.B.A. from Averett University, and executive leadership certificate from Cornell University. He is certified in the Lean Six Sigma Methodology and a practitioner for over sixteen years.

Nick is a member of the National Association of Health System Executives (NAHSE), the Institute of Diversity and Health Equity (IDHE – AHA), and ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives). He has led keynote presentations for HR conferences, Public Health Strategy Consortium, and delivered Change Management trainings for state agencies. He serves as a member of the HOSA 100 National Advisory Board, and has lectured as an adjunct professor of Biology.


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