Executive Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer
Dawn L. Alexander, RN, MHA, MBA
Chief Nursing Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Leon Dent, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Population Health and Quality Officer
Bruce Naremore CFO
Chief Financial Officer
General Counsel
Director Performance Excellence and Process Improvement
Director Marketing and Community Relations
Vernon Rose
Executive Director, Nashville General Hospital Foundation
 Melanie Thomas, MBA
Chief Business Development / Information Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer

Hospital Authority of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee​​​​​​​

  • Dr. Jan Brandes, Chair
  • Mr. Harry Allen 
  • Dr. Howard Burley
  • Ms. Sara Finley
  • Mr. Reggie Hill   
  • Mr. Richard Manson 
  • Freida H. Outlaw, PhD, RN, FAAN  
  • Pastor Frank Stevenson  
  • Mr. Joel Sullivan  
  • Dr. Michele Williams 

Nashville General Hospital Foundation Board

  • Woods Wellborn, Chair
  • Glenn Bradley
  • Shan Carpenter
  • Ramon Cisneros
  • Tené Hamilton Franklin
  • Rev. Enoch Fuzz
  • Kim Looney
  • Lyn Plantinga
  • Ryan Rothrock
  • Dr. Joseph Webb
  • Vernon Rose, Executive Director

Nashville General Hospital at Meharry has provided quality healthcare to the Nashville community for over 125 years. When it first opened as City Hospital on April 23, 1890, with one physician, seven nurses and 60 beds, the hospital's mission was to provide health care services to the desperately ill or those persons unable to care for themselves. In 1998, Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital moved from its original site on Hermitage Avenue to the Meharry Medical College campus. The relocation is reflected in the current name and highlights the blending of two rich medical histories to provide one of the best healthcare facilities in the area.

Mission/ Vision / Values
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.

Leader in exceptional community healthcare “One neighbor at a time.”

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