On a business trip in 2015, Senator Bill Frist, MD and longtime friend and business partner Bryan Cressey finalized a long journey. The two have spent their entire careers in healthcare and had been working on a simple yet lofty goal: How can we use our passion, expertise, and resources to improve healthcare for today's generation and the next?
At Woodshed Smokehouse in Fort Worth, TX, they concluded the biggest drivers for creating lasting and life altering change are the innovative enterprises rethinking how the world works. Even though both have been at the epicenter of healthcare's greatest policy initiatives, corporations, and academic institutions, they routinely found inspiration and exciting disruption in the cutting-edge, high growth businesses that came across their desks. It became clear that investing in these nimble, imaginative ventures created the best opportunity for achieving their goal. Frist Cressey Ventures was launched and continues today driving passion, expertise, and providing unique value to innovative enterprises improving healthcare now and in the future.