Dr. Joseph Webb, CEO of Nashville General Hospital has recently been appointed to America’s Essential Hospitals (AEH) board of directors. The AEH association operates nationwide to advocate for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high quality care. For nearly four decades, the association has preserved and initiated policies that protect community access to primary care.
As a newly selected appointee to the board of this national organization, Dr. Webb will take on a multitude of responsibilities that will further solidify his role as a leader in healthcare. The AEH will rely on Dr. Webb, along with his fellow board members, for guidance and strategic oversight. Board members are selected through a vote, serve a two-year term, and make decisions related to policy positions and activities.
In addition to attending quarterly board meetings, Dr. Webb will also continue to serve on the association’s educational committee. As a part of this committee, Dr. Webb plays an integral role in organizing the annual Vital conference by determining which research submissions will be presented at the upcoming conference.
“I am excited about the opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity for this national organization. AEH allows me to share my years of healthcare knowledge in its efforts to build a stronger national healthcare delivery system for patients of every socioeconomic status,” said Dr. Webb.
During this year’s Policy Assembly the board will travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress and federal agencies to advocate on behalf of hundreds of Essential Hospitals across the nation.
America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.
AEH’s 300 members are vital to their communities, providing primary care through trauma care, disaster response, health professional training, research, public health programs, and other services. They innovate and adapt to lead the broader health care community toward more effective and efficient care.