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.
One Neighbor at a Time: Dr. Joseph Webb's evidence-based approach for Nashville General Hospital to address Health Literacy.
The concept of Health Literacy continues to grow as an approach to improving health status and the performance of health systems.
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.
Millions of people across the country live in healthcare deserts including right here in Middle Tennessee. It means getting to a doctor's office is a lot harder. Nashville General Hospital is working to change that in the Bordeaux community.
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Nashville General Hospital CEO Joseph Webb, DSc, FACHE, explains how health systems are addressing care gaps in the country's most underserved areas.
Nashville General Hospital CEO Joseph Webb, D.Sc., MSHA, FACHE, joins Eric to discuss how the hospital is using innovation to fulfill its mission and vision to improve the health and wellness of Nashville – one neighbor at a time.
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Nickelle Smith with WKRN Newsmaker interviewed Dr. Joseph Webb about NGH's plans for a new hospital and the new Bordeaux location opening this year.
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 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.