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Nashville General Hospital 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.


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.

The History of Nashville General Hospital

Nashville General Hospital at Meharry has provided quality healthcare to the Nashville community for over 128 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.

Hospital Authority of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee

  • Mr. Joel Sullivan, Chair
  • Ms. Alex Fisher, Secretary
  • Dr. Howard Burley (Representing: Doctor of Psychiatric Medicine)
  • Dr. Shindana Feagins (Representing: Doctor of Medicine)
  • Ms. Anna-Gene O’Neal (Representing: Registered Nurse)
  • Mr. Richard Manson 
  • Mr. Rangaraj Ramanujam
  • Ms. Denise Sadler (Representing: Registered Nurse)
  • Rev. Ed Sanders
  • Dr. Bonnie Slovis (Reprsenting: Doctor of Medicine)
  • Pastor Frank Stevenson  

Nashville General Hospital Foundation Board


  • Woods Wellborn, Chair
  • Tené Franklin, Secretary
  • Glenn M. Bradley
  • Shan Carpenter
  • Dawn Crumel, Esq.
  • Rev. Enoch Fuzz
  • Rev. James J. Green
  • Ellyn M. Jansen
  • Kim Looney
  • Lauren Reese
  • Kathy Pennington
  • Lyn Plantinga
  • Ryan Rothrock
  • Jessica Williams
  • Dr. Joseph Webb, ex-officio
  • Vernon Rose, Executive Director


Executive Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Bullock
Chief Medical Officer
Bruce Naremore CFO
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Veronica Elders, MSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Dorothy Bennett, MBA, RN | Chief Ambulatory Services Officer
Chief Ambulatory Services Officer
Chief Quality Officer
 Melanie Thomas, MBA
Chief Business Development / Information Officer
Chief Compliance Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer
Eric Stephens, MBA, CAP
Chief Analytics Officer
General Counsel
Director Marketing and Community Relations
Vernon Rose
Executive Director, Nashville General Hospital Foundation