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08/15/2019

Community Newsletter- Special Edition for NHCW

Click on the link below to see all of the great events that happened during National Health Center Week!

Special Edition Newsletter for NHCW

07/23/2019

Community Newsletter – Q2 2019

Hello community partners, patients, and friends! Click the link below to read our short community newsletter for the second quarter of 2019.

2019 2nd Quarter Community Newsletter

 

07/15/2019

Little Free Pantry

Our big project for National Health Center Week is starting a Little Free Pantry in Greene County! The Little Free Pantry program is sort of like a swap-shop for nonperishable food and necessities. A small structure is put in an accessible, safe area for people to “give what they can and take what they need.” Our Little Free Pantry is going to be outside at our Greensboro location. We are excited to be partnering with Heroes for the Hungry, a local 4-H Youth in Action Project by Bailey Ballard. We are so glad others had the same idea as us to help with hunger and food insecurity right here in Greene County! We have a place ready for the pantry and Heroes for the Hungry had their pantry built so we are teaming up to put their box at our Greensboro location.

The ribbon cutting will be Wednesday, August 7th at 10:00am. Community members who would like to donate nonperishable items can drop them off in the pantry, and people in need can visit the pantry for food to feed their family. We want to start the Little Free Pantry project in hopes that it will help those in need in this county, and that our community can work together to help others.

Please join us for our Little Free Pantry Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, August 7th at 10:00am at TenderCare Clinic of Greensboro.

If you have questions, please contact Laura at 706-454-5183.

07/15/2019

National Health Center Week

TenderCare Clinic will be celebrating National Health Center Week from August 4th-10th. This week is an annual celebration dedicated to showcasing the highly effective and innovative health center model of care. America’s health centers have served over 28 million people in more than 11,000 communities. They are the solution to many of the problems that exist in our health care system. TenderCare is proud to be a Federally Qualified Health Center and has several events going on during the week to celebrate us being “Rooted in Community”!

Monday, August 5th: Healthcare for the Homeless Day

We will be donating the toiletries that we collected in July to Circle of Love and making patient care kits with travel size toiletries.

Tuesday, August 6th: Agricultural Worker Health Day

TenderCare is hosting a gardening and nutrition class for the community at TenderCare Clinic of Greensboro at 6:00pm. Greene County Extension is coming to help us learn how to grow our own food. A nutrition demonstration will take place during the class.

Wednesday, August 7th: Patient Appreciation Day

Our Little Free Pantry Ribbon Cutting will be at 10:00am at TenderCare Clinic of Greensboro. Our big project for National Health Center Week is starting a Little Free Pantry in Greene County! The Little Free Pantry program is sort of like a swap-shop for nonperishable food and necessities. A small structure is put in an accessible, safe area for people to “give what they can and take what they need.” Join us for our ribbon cutting!

Thursday, August 8th: Stakeholder Appreciation Day

We will be hosting elected officials and partners in the morning for a brunch reception to give updates on TenderCare and tours of the office. In the evening, a presentation by Dr. Quinn of Oconee Cancer Care is open to all community members. It will take place at the TenderCare Wellness Center at 6:00pm.

Friday, August 9th: Staff Appreciation Day

We are appreciating our staff!!

 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about National Health Center Week, contact Laura at 706-454-5183.

06/24/2019

Toiletry collection in July for those in need

We are collecting toiletries for patient care kits and for Circle of Love. Circle of Love is a local non-profit that provides services for victims of domestic violence, including a residential shelter for women and children. TenderCare Clinic will be taking donations of travel size toiletries to make toiletry kits for our patients in need, and full size toiletries for Circle of Love’s shelter. You can drop off the toiletries at any TenderCare Clinic location from July 1st – July 31st. Please see the picture below for the exact items that we are collecting. Please do not bring used/opened items, clothes, or shoes! We thank you in advance for supporting the community.

TenderCare Clinic is hosting this drive as part of our National Health Center Week activities to be “Rooted in Communities.” More information about NHCW will be posted soon!

06/20/2019

Health Fair on July 20th!

The TenderCare Clinic Health Fair will be held with the Greene County Back to School Bash on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9:00 AM to noon at Greene County High School!

The health fair is open to all community members to learn about living a healthy lifestyle, and the B2SB is open to all students in Greene County schools. We will have FREE dental screenings, vision screenings, hearing screenings, blood pressure readings, blood glucose testing, BMI/Body Composition screenings, allergy testing, HIV testing, haircuts for children, and more!! Many other health-related vendors will be present with information and giveaways as well. Children are able to get free school supplies at the Back to School Bash after going through the health fair. Make sure you come out to the high school for this event to get your family ready to go back to school!!

Sponsors for our health fair: Greene County Health Department, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, Southeastern Lung Care, and Greene Point Health and Rehab.

05/22/2019

Vendors Wanted for Health Fair!

The TenderCare Clinic Health Fair will be held with the Greene County Back to School Bash on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9:00 AM to noon. The health fair is open to all community members to learn about living a healthy lifestyle, and the B2SB is open to all students in Greene County schools. The event is at Greene County High School. Come out to showcase your services to the community! Vendor/participant spaces are free. Please contact Laura Ringer at lringer@tendercarega.org or 706-454-5183 for more information, or click the link below for the application. We also welcome sponsors for our event- contact Laura with any questions.

Vendor Letter & Application 2019

04/30/2019

Dr. Peter Lavine

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Dr. Peter Lavine earlier this morning, April 30, 2019.  He will be greatly missed by the staff, patients, and the community. Dr. Lavine has been a valued member of our TenderCare family since April 2015 and played an important role in our ongoing success and growth. He had great compassion and adoration for his patients and co-workers. Please keep his family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.

View Dr. Lavine’s Obituary

 

04/03/2019

Community Newsletter – Q1 2019

Hello community partners, patients, parents, and friends! Click the link below to read our short community newsletter for the first quarter of 2019.

2019 1st Quarter Community Newsletter

04/01/2019

Nathan Wade, FNP-C named new Medical Director

The TenderCare Clinic executive team is pleased to announce the promotion of Nathan Wade, FNP-C as the new Medical Director. Wade is a graduate of Georgia College and State University with a Master of Science in Nursing. He previously received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Valdosta University, and he worked as a RN for South Georgia Medical Center in the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit before coming to TenderCare Clinic. He has worked at TenderCare Clinic as a Family Nurse Practitioner for almost four years. Wade’s interests in the field include Pediatrics and Family Medicine. He is well-liked by all of his patients because of his caring attitude and positive demeanor. Chief Clinical Officer Carri Thomas says, “Nathan is dedicated to patient care and improving the health outcomes of this community. He truly wants to make a difference with his patients. I feel that his determination and passion will make him succeed as the new Medical Director.”

As Medical Director, Wade will be responsible for a number of activities related to the delivery of medical care and clinical services. He will support the other providers, develop and implement best practices, and oversee compliance to ensure high-quality care for TenderCare’s patients. Dr. Dave Ringer, CEO and previous Medical Director, speaks well of him: “I have watched Nathan grow as a Nurse Practitioner and become a great leader over the past several years. He has a very high standard for quality care and will make a big impact on the quality of care we provide at TenderCare Clinic. We are very excited to move Nathan up into a leadership role and look forward to his future.”

Nathan Wade will continue to see patients in the Greensboro office location Tuesday-Friday from 8am-6pm. If you would like to make an appointment with him, please call 706-453-1201.