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
Supported by Amerigroup Foundation, Team Chad, Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation, NGH Employee Giving and others. This program provides no cost fresh produce and shelf stable foods for any NGH patients identified with food insecurity. Nutritious foods are provided in response to the patient's diagnosis with special care for diabetes, hypertension and cancer. Resources are maximized by paying for shelf stable products from Second Harvest Food Bank, when possible.
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.
Patients Medication Fund
Supported provided the Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation and NGH Employee Giving. This fund underwrites the provision of essential medications for patients unable to afford those costs until links to community long term resources are secured.
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.