Joseph Webb, D.Sc., FACHE

Joseph Webb, D.Sc., MSHA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Webb is chief executive officer of Nashville General Hospital, a 150-bed academic system with more than 22 clinics. Nashville General is proud to serve as the teaching hospital for the historic Meharry Medical College.

Since joining the hospital in 2015, Dr. Webb has successfully led efforts to improve patient outcomes, enhance the patient experience and grow revenues. During his tenure, Nashville General has earned multiple accreditations from its evidence-based measures and practices that provide quality healthcare. These include The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval accreditation, NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home accreditation, the NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program and accreditation by the Commission on Cancer for Nashville General’s Robert E. Hardy Cancer Center. The hospital also has increased its revenue sources through expanded healthcare services and launched initiatives to attract new commercially insured patients. These efforts ensure that every patient, regardless of their ability to pay, receives high-quality care at Nashville General Hospital.

To fulfill the hospital’s mission and vision of improving the health and wellness of 

Nashville – one neighbor at a time - Nashville General launched the Food Pharmacy in 2019. The Food Pharmacy serves two audiences, providing “food as medicine” for patients with certain diagnoses and healthy food totes for individuals with food insecurities. Another community initiative, Congregational Health and Education Network (CHEN), launched in 2017. CHEN is a 501(c)(3) faith-based initiative with a primary focus on reducing health disparities for communities of color through education attainment, access to healthcare, and health literacy. 

Dr. Webb formerly served as a chief executive officer within the Methodist Le Bonheur 

Healthcare System in Memphis, Tennessee, he also held a chief executive role for Healthcare Services of America at Coastal Carolina Hospital and chief operations officer at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Webb is board certified in Healthcare Management and is a Fellow in the American 

College of Healthcare Executives. Nationally, he serves as a board member of America’s Essential Hospitals. He also serves on the board of the Nashville chapter of the American Heart Association and as a board member of NashvilleHealth. Dr. Webb is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. 

Dr. Webb earned a Doctorate of Science in Health Services Administration and Master of Science in Hospital and Health Services Administration from the University of 

Alabama at Birmingham. He also holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Health and Physical Education from Tennessee State University.