News and Updates from the Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic

COVID-19 Vaccines

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Changes to the BSMC Board of Directors!

A message from Sandy Rice, President of the Board

Dr. Bruce Baird (Second from the left)

Our newest board member is Bruce Baird, DDS who helped to start our dental clinic!
 “Garret (Adams, MD) mentioned that BSMC needed dental services and asked if I had an interest in establishing one. I obviously agreed to try. I had been on the board of Delta Dental TN and also had been a classmate of the CEO. I knew that he and they were philanthropic and had given money to established clinics but never to startups. Enter Alison Gower and her persuasion.”
Smile 180 is the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental.  Without their generous financial support, our clinic would not be possible.

Caroline Chester MD joined the board in September.  Involved since the beginning of the clinic, Dr. Chester shares her surgical expertise with patients who need the removal of skin lesions. She divides her time between Beersheba Springs and Nashville where she had a practice in Plastic Surgery for 18 years and mountains of training and experience before that!

We say good-bye to board member Dana Bearden after her 3 year term. Thank you Dana for your support and leaving husband Charles on the board to help us out.

The BSMC board meets 6 times a year, on the 4th Wednesday at 4:30 via Zoom.  We are a working board.  Everyone has a role in reviewing our by-laws, goals, budget, fund-raising and both long and short term goals and strategic planning.

If meetings aren’t your cup of tea, we would love to have you join our volunteer force. Assignments can range from phone calls to selling tickets. Contact and I will find a way for you to contribute to our work.

Spotlight on New Staff

Mandy Eller joined our team as the Executive Director in October. Mandy brings fundraising experience and a passion for building and maintaining relationships from her recent work as the President/CEO of the McMinnville-Warren County Chamber of Commerce. Welcome, Mandy!

Our former Executive Director, Alison Gower, accepted the position of Director of the Rural Health Network for the Tennessee Rural Health Association. We congratulate Alison on her new venture with many thanks for all her contributions laying the groundwork,

Vickie Hobbs is the BSMC’s Licensed Practical Nurse and medical assistant on Mondays, Wednesdays, and additional Fridays, as needed. Vickie joined the Clinic in January of 2021. She has a wide range of experience from serving as an EMT and as a nurse in multiple departments at the Winchester Hospital and the Grundy County Jail. We are glad to have Vickie on board and look forward to expanding the Clinic’s reach and services with her as our LPN. Welcome, Vickie!!!

Nick Pumilia, M.D., has been named Co- Medical Director at the Clinic. This title recognizes Nick’s work in coordinating and managing aspects of the Clinic’s collaboration with St. Thomas and Erlanger. In addition to practicing at the Clinic on many Fridays, Nick is planning a series of presentations for our staff, residents, and volunteer doctors. Thank you, Nick!