Welcome to Nashville General Hospital

​​​​​​​Nashville General Hospital (NGH) is Nashville’s original community- based hospital.  Joint Commission accredited, NGH readily accommodates a wide range of needs from emergency services and acute care to ancillary and ambulatory services. NGH continues to maintain its strong commitment to the healthcare needs of Nashville and Davidson County underserved, while also providing care to all segments of the community.

First opening as City Hospital on April 23, 1890, on Hermitage Avenue, NGH relocated to the Meharry Medical College campus in January 1998.  The relocation highlights the blending of two rich medical histories to provide one of the best healthcare facilities in the area.

​​​​​​​Learn More About NGH

  • Accredited By The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
  • Accredited By The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • NGH has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®
  • Vision

    Leader in exceptional community healthcare;
    ​​​​​​​"One neighbor at a time."

  • Mission

    To improve the health and wellness of Nashville by providing equitable access to coordinated patient-centered care, supporting tomorrow's caregivers and translating science into clinical practice.

  • Values

    1. Honesty and integrity in all we say and do.
    2. Respect and dignity for all human kind.
    3. Compassion to those we serve and to each other.
    4. Accountability to society, our community and each other.  
    ​​​​​​​5. Teamwork to achieve our vision, mission and values.

  • NGH Culture

    Combine the warmth, hospitality and relaxed atmosphere for which Nashville is renowned with a team of dedicated and caring health professionals and you have some idea of life at Nashville General Hospital.  At General, we are family.

We are Nashville’s hospital! I love being the first voice or person patients or visitors come in contact with either over the phone or in-person. 

This is a very special place and our staff strives to make a difference in our patients’ lives.

"The Patients & Family who Inspire us"

"The staff and physicians are like members of our family."
"Each person listened to me and my concerns and made sure I understood what would happen next."
"The Fact that I am here today and in great shape is a tribute to the care I received through a very challenging recovery. "