Nashville, Tenn. – Today, Mayor John Cooper presented his FY21-22 Metro Budget proposal, which includes $49 million in funding for Nashville General Hospital (NGH). “On behalf of every employee of Nashville General Hospital, I thank Mayor Cooper for his strong support of Nashville’s original community hospital. We are proud of the work we do – making quality care accessible to all Nashvillians,” said Dr. Joseph Webb, CEO of Nashville General Hospital. Mayor Cooper’s proposed budget includes a 14% increase in subsidy dollars for Nashville General.
Over the last year, the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the deadly consequences of chronic illness and the ongoing importance of access to affordable, high-quality healthcare for our community and the vitality of our city. This $49 million investment, if approved by Metro Council, will ensure that NGH continues its mission to provide high-quality, compassionate care to all Nashvillians, regardless of their ability to pay.