May 14, 1999

Bass named Metro General’s chief operating officer

Bass named Metro General's chief operating officer


Adrainne Bass

Adrianne B. Bass has been named chief operating officer of Metropolitan General Hospital by the Hospital Authority of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

She joins Roxane B. Spitzer, Ph.D., chief executive officer, and Philip Jones, chief financial officer, on the leadership team of Nashville's city-owned hospital, created as part of the recent alliance agreement between the city, Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to guide the hospital. Under the agreement, Vanderbilt provides the three top managers for Metro General Hospital.

As chief operating officer, Bass will help implement the management and financial systems and care delivery processes to achieve the goals of the hospital's oversight team, plan administrative and capital improvement budgets and maintain contacts with other Nashville health care leaders.

"I was drawn to the mission of Metro General Hospital, in particular as it relates to Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt," Bass said. "For me, it represents part of a national and community treasure. It's an exciting opportunity, one that I feel like I've been preparing for for some time."

Bass will assume her duties in July. She comes to Metro General from the University of Southern California/ Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital in Los Angeles, where she has worked since 1982. Her most recent position there was Hospital Administrator, where she was accountable for the overall performance in the areas of planning, designing and coordinating services and improving organizational performance. She was also responsible for overseeing the financial management of a $95 million operating budget and a capital/construction budget of $6.5 million.

Bass received a B.S. in Public Health in 1972 from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Masters in Public Health in 1984, also from UCLA. She is a member of the American Society of Health Care Risk Managers as well as the American College of Healthcare Executives.