Petition Closed
Petitioning Metro Councilmember at Large Tim Garrett and 39 others

Keep Inpatient Services at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry!


Reducing inpatient services means Nashville General will no longer be a teaching hospital staffed by the doctors and medical students of Meharry Medical College. This threatens the health and welfare of the very patients Nashville General overwhelmingly cares for — the poor and the underserved.

Letter to
Metro Councilmember at Large Tim Garrett
District 20 Councilmember Buddy Baker
District 19 Councilmember Erica Gilmore
and 37 others
District 18 Councilmember Burkley Allen
District 17 Councilmember Sandra Moore
District 16 Councilmember Tony Tenpenny
District 15 Councilmember Phil Claiborne
District 13 Councilmember Josh Stites
District 12 Councilmember Steve Glover
District 21 Councilmember Edith Langster
District 22 Councilmember Sheri Weiner
District 31 Councilmember Fabian Bedne
District 30 Councilmember Jason Potts
District 29 Councilmember Karen Johnson
District 28 Councilmember Duane Dominy
District 26 Councilmember Chris Harmon
District 25 Councilmember Sean McGuire
District 24 Councilmember Jason Holleman
District 23 Councilmember Emily Evans
District 11 Councilmember Darren Jernigan
District 10 Councilmember Doug Pardue
Metro Councilmember at Large Ronnie Steine
Metro Councilmember at Large Megan Barry
Nashville City Government Mayor Karl Dean
District 3 Councilmember Walter Hunt
District 34 Councilmember Carter Todd
District 33 Councilmember Roberet Duvall
District 27 Councilmember Davette Blalock
District 14 Councilmember James Bruce Stanley
Metro Councilmember at Large Charlie Tygard
Metro Councilmember at Large Jerry Maynard
District 9 Councilmember Bill Pridemore
District 8 Councilmember Karen Bennett
District 7 Councilmember Anthony Davis
District 6 Councilmember Peter Westerholm
District 5 Councilmember Scott Davis
District 4 Councilmember Brady Banks
District 2 Councilmember Frank Harrison
District 1 Councilmember Lonnell Matthews
District 32 Councilmember Jacobia Dowell
Keep Inpatient Services at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry!

Just as medical students at other teaching hospitals are trained to specialize in cardiac or cancer care, Meharry students are trained from day one to help patients forced to choose between paying for food and paying for medication.

They understand the physical toll that stress takes on the unemployed. They apply for research funding to bring innovative care and clinical trials to those who live in poverty. And Nashville General receives federal subsidies to help train these up-and-coming doctors.

Reducing inpatient services means Nashville General will no longer be a teaching hospital staffed by the doctors and medical students of Meharry Medical College. This threatens the health and welfare of the very patients Nashville General overwhelmingly cares for — the poor and the underserved.

Nashville desperately needs this level of specialized care for its most vulnerable citizens. Of the 75,000 people discharged from hospitals in Davidson County last year, 8 percent were indigent or self-pay. Yet 31 percent of the discharges at Nashville General were indigent or self-pay, and the rest were overwhelmingly Medicaid recipients. If the capacity of Nashville General is decreased, these patients will be forced to go elsewhere or be without care completely.