Meet William who has been a patient at Nashville General Hospital off and on since 1948 - shortly after his birth at a East Nashville Clinic.
Most days, you will find William on Thompson Lane near 100 Oaks as a street performer playing his spoons and singing.
William continues to have health challenges and credits Nashville General as his source of healthcare provision. He often states that he wishes more Nashvillians knew and understood the needs of so many people who come to Nashville General Hospital. It means all the world to these patients of whom more than 45% arrive with little or no ability to pay for badly needed services.
PROGRAMS FUNDED BY NGH FOUNDATION Tests for Internal Medicine Patients age 58-64
Support provided by the West End Home Foundation
This program provides underserved patients with financially supported diagnostic testing for their first visit to NGH during 2018. The program targets patients age 58 to 64, without resources to afford these tests.
No-cost Prostate Examination and Bloodwork Panel for male patients over 40
Support provided by Astellas Pharma
This program provides no-cost screening for male patients over 40. Appointments scheduled by Central Scheduling at 615-341-4968.
Mammos In May for female patients over 40
Support provided by the Susan G. Komen Foundation
In its 17th year, Mammos in May will be available to patients beginning in May through September for no-cost mammograms. Appointments available beginning May 1 by calling 615-341-4477.
No-cost food totes for Chronically Ill Patients
Support provided by the Margaret & Cal Turner Foundation and the Memorial Foundation
This program provides nutritional food totes to patients enrolled in the care management classes held at NGH for chronically ill patients with a focus on diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. The food totes reinforce healthy food habits for these patients towards a life-time commitment of disease self-management. The totes include shelf stable and fresh produce on a weekly basis.
Support for cancer patients beyond medical needs
Support provided by Team Chad
Team Chad provides funds to support the nutritional, transportation and housing needs of oncology patients.