Our Founder

Clayton McWhorter

"Transforming the Healthcare Industry from a "Get Sick" Business to "Get Well"

The late Clayton McWhorter founded AdhereHealth over a decade ago at the behest of his brother Fred McWhorter, with a mission to reduce medication complications and create healthier lives through the appropriate use of medication. A pharmacist by training, Clayton McWhorter understood the need to improve communication across the healthcare continuum so that patients, providers, and pharmacists could provide better care, and reduce risk.

Clayton McWhorter had a highly respected legacy as a business leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist. As the former CEO of HCA, founder of HealthTrust, and founder of many healthcare ventures, he was a driving force to improve healthcare. McWhorter was a true innovator focused on the outcome of providing healthcare, spearheading a fundamental transition in the industry from a “get sick” business to one with a “get well” focus. In doing so, he touched many lives and countless people throughout his business and volunteer affiliations.

McWhorter remained active in the success of AdhereHealth, one of the two remaining companies where he held a Board position and continued to drive innovative solutions until his passing in 2016. The mission that McWhorter launched over a decade ago continues to be the driving force at AdhereHealth today.

McWhorter served on the Advisory Board of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, which is named in his honor, as well as the Board of Overseers at Samford University. He also served on the Board of Trustees of Belmont University in Nashville. At Belmont, he founded the Center for Entrepreneurship in 1996 and later, the Peer Learning Network. McWhorter also served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Tennessee.