Since joining the hospital in 2015, Dr. Webb has successfully led efforts to improve patient outcomes, enhance the patient experience and grow revenues. Prior to joining Nashville General Hospital, Dr. Webb served as chief operating officer for Common Table Health Alliance in Memphis, Tennessee. As a former chief executive operating officer for Methodist Le Bonheur South Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, he held additional chief executive roles for Healthcare Services of America at Coastal Carolina Hospital and Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Webb is board certified in Healthcare Management and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. 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 Master of Science in Health and Physical Education and a Bachelor of Science from Tennessee State University.
Dr. Webb is the author of the Health Equity Model (WHEM), a “hub and spoke” healthcare delivery process founded on the principles of evidence-based management. EBM is the “systematic application of the best available evidence to management decision-making, aimed at improving the performance of healthcare organizations.” As part of this approach, WHEM leverages the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Chronic Care Management model to bring holistic, proactive healthcare and well-care to the individual where they live—in the community. The WHEM model addresses health literacy, creates referrals to care through community organizations and ensures continuity of care.
The Congregational Health and Education Network (CHEN) as a 501c3 with local churches and educational institutions. CHEN’s mission is to increase health education to lower health disparities. The CHEN framework is built upon four pillars: education starting in kindergarten, health literacy, access to care, and member support. CHEN currently includes 100 faith-based organizations of all denominations throughout the Nashville area.
The Food Pharmacy concept is like traditional food pantries in that they provide access to food for individuals living with food insecurity. The Food Pharmacy provides individuals with a healthy food supply paired with education about which foods best fit within the care plan based on their chronic conditions and instruction on how to prepare these foods in a healthy way.
We don’t have an access issue with healthcare, we have a health literacy and care coordination problem that traditional healthcare is not incentivized to solve. We’ve solved it in Nashville through our hub and spoke model, including a community-based strategy; with the right leadership, this can be done in any metropolitan city in America.
JANUARY 27th 2023 Dr. Joseph Webb discusses the future of healthcare in our country and prioritizing health equity
Nashville is listed as the 10th fastest growing city in the nation with more than 100 families moving in daily. Looking to the future, Nashville General Hospital will need the resources of a new and expanded hospital structure, which allows for the addition of such services as acute inpatient behavioral health, trauma designation, and skilled nursing beds.
NOVEMBER 22, 2022. In 2018, more than 34 million Americans (about one in ten Americans of all ages, including one in seven adults) had diabetes, and 88 million American adults (approximately one in three) had prediabetes, a state of increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
OCTOBER 24, 2022 Nashville General, a national leading public safety net hospital, announced today they have been ranked #1 in the State of Tennessee for Health Equity and Inclusion. This award was given by the Lown Hospital Institute honoring general hospital public safety for income, racial and Health education inclusivity.
OCTOBER 25, 2022 Differences in stage at diagnosis by race and ethnicity reflect inequities in the access and quality of breast cancer screening. Access to healthcare influences the use of prevention and early detection services− like tobacco cessation counseling and cancer screening− which impacts receiving cancer treatment and survivorship care.
OCTOBER 5, 2022 The food pantry at Nashville General Hospital helps Arleen Hicks, 59, who is unemployed and has diabetes, prepare healthy dinners. For her first two meals of the day, she eats as cheaply as possi- ble, usually knockoff toaster pastries that are filled with sugar, which she follows with two table- spoons of peanut butter to bring her blood sugar back down.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville General Hospital (NGH) Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Joseph Webb and the Metro Hospital Authority Board considered the future of the city’s public hospital and a new, modern facility after 30 years of leasing at the current location. A recent county-wide poll shows that more than 73% support NGH’s relocation proposal for a new hospital.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 The Nashville General Hospital CEO wants to attract more paying customers through the doors of his facility, while still caring for those who can't afford it.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2022 Currently, Webb said NGH is three months into a six-month planning period and looking at how much space and money would be needed as well as what services will be provided. The new hospital will be the same size of 150 beds, but the organization is looking to add behavioral health care and potentially post-acute care beds, Webb said.
AUGUST 4, 2022 NASHVILLE, Tenn. Our recent poll of Davidson County residents shows that support for moving the site of Nashville General Hospital and building a new facility outnumbers opposition to the move by a two-to-one margin (48 percent support to 21 percent oppose).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - After almost 30 years, Nashville General Hospital could be moving to a new location which hospital leaders said would improve patient care and be of no additional cost to taxpayers.
JUNE 21, 2022 NASHVILLE, TN — According to the World Health Organization, women make up 70% of the workforce in healthcare but account for just 25% of leadership roles. In the U.S., women make up around 80% of healthcare workers and just 20% of leadership roles in hospitals. When considering all healthcare companies, the number is just 4%.