Salvus Center brought staff, volunteers and Board of Directors together for a Christmas celebration at Foxland. With 2016 being a banner year for the clinic, the group had much for which to be thankful!
In March, Salvus Center celebrated its ten year anniversary. During these ten years, we have had over 45,000 patient visits! We have nurtured rela-tionships with our community partners including TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center and Sumner Regional Medical Center. Our partners include over 100 specialty physicians in Sumner County who also provide care to our patients at a reduced rate. We honor Hendersonville HealthMart and Perkins Drug-store for working with our patients to insure each one can receive their prescribed medication.
Salvus has been blessed to have two physicians who volunteered their time and skill to work in the clinic to see our patients. Dr. Jane Allissandratos, a rheumatologist, came to Salvus nearly six years ago to care for patients who had rheumatology diseases. Dr. Jane, as we have called her, had just relocated to Gallatin from Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Jane and her husband had retired from their careers and had looked throughout the middle Tennessee area for a place to live. They fell in love with the rolling hills, the lake and the people in Sumner County and set-tled in Gallatin.
Dr. Jane completed her medical school and residency through the University of Tennessee-Memphis. During the time she worked in her practice, she also volunteered with Church Health Cen-ter. This is a clinic which operates like Salvus Center so Dr. Jane was familiar with our outreach to the working uninsured. She contacted Dr. Ted Hill, medical director, and he welcomed her to Salvus.Now, as 2016 comes to an end, Dr. Jane will be retiring from Salvus and her ‘second’ career.
The staff and Board of Director honored her at our Celebration. She is seen with Directors Mike McDonald on the left and Tom Givens on the right.
Dr. Bob Webb, a urologist, has been coming to Salvus Center for several years to see our patients in need of urological care. While Webb initially saw these patients in his office, he thought it would be easier for our patients to be seen at Salvus. He not only provided office visits, Dr. Webb performs any surgical procedure at no charge. This has been a deep blessing to our patients.
Dr. Webb did his undergraduate work at the Uni-versity of Arkansas. He completed his medical training at Bowman-Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. He and his wife Gayle moved to Sumner County in 1980. They raised their three children here and enjoy spending time with their six grandchildren.
Dr. Webb is also beginning a reduction in his schedule and won’t be coming to Salvus Center any longer. However, his partner, Dr. Daniel Ramirez is stepping up to assist our patients at the clinic! The Salvus staff, volunteers and Board of Direc-tors thanked and honored Dr. Webb at our Celebration. Shown with Dr. Webb is Rev. Dr. Ted Hill, Medical Director and Shelley Ames, Executive Director of Salvus Center.