Noted community and healthcare leader Jack O. Bovender, Jr. was honored Wednesday in a ceremony at Belmont University for his impact on the school’s health sciences facilities and programs. The Jack O. Bovender, Jr. Boardroom, located on the fourth floor of Belmont’s Gordon E. Inman Center, was dedicated at an event attended by Mr. Bovender, his wife Barbara, son Richard and daughter-in-law Sara.
A founding member of the Nashville Healthcare Council, Bovender served as chairman and CEO of HCA until his retirement in 2009. He helped champion the dream of a premier Health Sciences program at Belmont and helped secure the first major gift for the facilities that now support the program. At the Bovender Boardroom dedication ceremony, Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher said, “This is a place where decisions are made to guide the future of Belmont. I can’t think of a better name to have here than one of the greatest visionaries I know.”
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