Joseph Webb, CEO at Nashville General Hospital

Joseph Webb, CEO at Nashville General Hospital joins the podcast to take us on a journey through his career, unveil growth strategies to shape Nashville General Hospital, detail exciting initiatives, explain projects driving the hospital's mission, and provide advice for healthcare executives.


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Joseph Webb: Unveiling Growth Strategies for Nashville General Hospital

Joseph Webb, CEO at Nashville General Hospital, takes us on a journey through his career and shares growth strategies to shape the hospital's future. He emphasizes the importance of utilizing evidence-based management and available data to target strategic goals and outcomes for their patient population. Nashville General Hospital is planning for a new hospital that will expand services such as acute care for behavioral health patients, skilled nursing, a center for women's health, and comprehensive oncology services. The hospital's goal is to keep people healthy and out of the hospital while ensuring no one is turned away. Challenges for building the new hospital are being addressed through an owner's representative and collaboration with local universities for training and education.

Dr. Andrea Willis: Focusing on Health Disparities and Essential Hospital Designation

Dr. Andrea Willis, Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, shares her career journey and the important focus areas for healthcare executives. She discusses her initiatives at the hospital, including working with the Congregational Health and Education Network (CHEN) to reduce health disparities and advocating for essential hospital designation to provide resources for safety net hospitals. Dr. Willis encourages leaders to engage in evidence-based management, prioritize workforce planning, and prepare for escalating costs in healthcare.

Dr. Wayne J. Riley: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare

Dr. Wayne J. Riley, President of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, shares insights on his journey in healthcare and the current challenges and opportunities in the industry. He emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and networking for leaders in healthcare organizations. Dr. Riley also highlights the need for addressing health disparities and inequities to improve overall healthcare outcomes.


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This episode aired on 01/29/2024 and can be listened here.


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