Nashville General Hospital Announces New Board Leadership

Pastor Frank Stevenson has been elected chairman of the Metro Hospital Authority Board

by Nashville General Hospital
Frank Stevens

Nashville General Hospital (NGH) welcomes new board leadership to the Metro Hospital Authority Board. Pastor Frank Stevenson, senior pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, was elected board chair at Thursday’s monthly board meeting. Pastor Stevenson has served on the board for the past eight years and has also served as the chair of the finance committee for the past four years. 

Stevenson is currently the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Tennessee State University as well as advisor of the TSU Gospel Choir and director of the Men’s Center. Stevenson holds a bachelors from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a masters of public administration from Murray State University. He is currently completing the Doctoral Program at Trevecca Nazarene University. Stevenson recently served as executive director of a local charter school and executive deputy director for the Tennessee Office of Minority Health. 

Pastor Stevenson is the founding pastor of City of Grace Church and also serves as the senior Pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. He also serves on the boards of the Nashville Predators Foundation Board, The Tennessee Historic Commission and South Nashville Youth Football League.

"This is a full circle moment for me – in 1979 when I was eight years old, I was hit by a bat swing playing in my front yard, and my mother carried me across the interstate bridge to Nashville General for stitches. Coming from a single mother who didn’t have healthcare, I understand the importance of having a public hospital,” said Pastor Stevenson at Thursday’s meeting. He continued on to say he “[looks] forward to leading the board as we look toward the hospital’s future." 

Established in 1890 as City Hospital, Nashville’s original community hospital, NGH provides quality care for more than 58,000 patients annually. NGH is committed to improving the health and wellness of Nashville by providing equitable access to coordinated patient-centered care for all in the Nashville community. 

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