Neighborhood Health Celebrates 40 Years of Care
Monday, August 1, 2016

Section: People & Places in the News, August 2016

Neighborhood Health is celebrating 40 years of providing care to Nashville and Middle Tennessee. To celebrate the milestone, Neighborhood Health will host a breakfast on Thursday, September 22, at Belmont University in Nashville. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry will address those in attendance, and three of the center’s early founders will be honored: Dr. Eric Chazen, Dr. Robert Bone and attorney Irwin Venick.

Neighborhood Health began in 1976 as a unification of the Cayce Clinic, serving public housing residents in East Nashville, and the Waverly-Belmont Clinic in the Edgehill area. In those 40 years, Neighborhood Health has grown from two clinics to 12. The staff has grown from 13 to 150; the budget from $276,159 to $15 million; and visits from 5,711 to more than 90,000.

CEO Mary Bufwack has been with Neighborhood Health for 28 of those 40 years. She notes, “Those who began volunteer efforts in the early 1970s to serve those left out of the health system created a legacy that continues to inspire Neighborhood Health today.”

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