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Grand Opening for Expanded Rutherford County WIC Clinic

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 08:56am

NASHVILLE  – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, will join other state and local officials on Wednesday, June 19, for the grand opening celebration at the newly renovated Women, Infants and Children clinic at the North Rutherford County Health Department in Smyrna.

The Rutherford County WIC clinic provided more than 24,000 client encounters in the past year, with more than 9,600 of those served at the Smyrna facility. More than $4 million in WIC vouchers have been redeemed in Rutherford County during that time.

The Rutherford County Health Department received a nearly $700,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to assist with renovations at the Smyrna clinic. Improvements have involved expanding space to include two new exam rooms, two community education classrooms and a demonstration kitchen.


Who:  John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Tennessee Health Commissione

Leslie Humphreys, MPA, Community Health Services Director, TDH

Rick Long, Regional and Local Health Director, Tennessee Department of Health

                  Annette Haley, Mid-Cumberland Regional Director, Tennessee Department of Health

                                   Dana Garrett, Rutherford County Health Director, Tennessee Department of Health


               What:  Grand Opening for renovated WIC clinic at North Rutherford County Health Department

               When:  Wednesday, June 19, 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., CDT

               Where:  108 David Collins Drive

                               Smyrna, Tennessee 37167

MEDIA CONTACTS:  Shelley Walker, 615-253-5184 or OR Misty Claude, 615 650-7023 or

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