Stu Clark has served as CEO of Premise Health since its inception in 2014. He has held executive roles in the direct healthcare industry for more than 20 years, including serving as the CEO of CHS Health Services, Inc., headquartered in Reston, Va.
Stu and his teams have helped lead the evolution of the direct healthcare industry, also known as employer-sponsored healthcare, from the early days of occupational health-only programs to today’s fully integrated, direct primary care models. This integrated approach connects members and their families to acute and urgent care, family medicine, pharmacy, fitness, and many other primary services, creating value by helping them be healthier. As direct healthcare has evolved, the one consistent theme has been its focus on directly contracting with self-insured employers to design specific programs that address the unique needs of their workforces.
Under Stu’s leadership, Premise has focused on clinical quality, national scale and infrastructure, and technology, while working to build a transparent culture anchored in accountability and merit-based career advancement. The company is consistently recognized as an employer of choice in communities where it operates employer-sponsored health centers, and in the greater Nashville area where it is headquartered.
Stu is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he received a BA. He is currently a council board member for the Nashville Health Care Council, a CEO council member and limited partner for Council Capital, and a limited partner and advisor for Nashville Capital Network.