Jim Valvano, former N.C. State men’s basketball coach, said, “If you laugh, you think and you cry every day, that is a heck of a day.” That is what we did November 15, at a gathering to celebrate 30 years of service. The evening was incredibly uplifting and empowering. In seeking to inspire, we became inspired. We honored some outstanding people and outstanding contributions most of us can only imagine.
We continued a tradition of Touching Hearts and Saving Lives. The opportunity to serve comes to many; what we do with that opportunity defines our past. It may be hard to imagine that a small free clinic could possibly save medical costs to the greater community valued at over $1 billion. When you look at the years of service, the number of individuals served and how often they have been served, and how much illness was prevented, the impact of the Center is undeniably amazing. The Center exists because some brave people stepped-out on a limb and put their passion to serve, their resources and their reputations on the line. They began a relay race to help people, handing the baton to the next generation. May the next 30 years be even more Amazing.
Welcome to the official web site of the Center for High Blood Pressure, formerly Richmond Area High Blood Pressure Center. We are a nurse-run, free clinic offering health care services to the uninsured citizens of Greater Richmond. For more than 29 years, the Center has been preventing Strokes, Heart Attacks and Kidney Failure by detecting and helping to manage high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol among the uninsured population of Greater Richmond. The Center serves as a model for chronic disease management for adult patients.
The Center nursing staff, volunteer physicians and volunteer pharmacists see more than 900 different patients each year. Along with our community partners, we have been able to make significant improvements in the health of individuals who otherwise could not afford the care they need.
After years of planning for our expansion, we have finally broken ground on our new space. We would like to thank all of our donors and volunteers who have helped us get to this milestone. We are looking forward to keeping everyone informed as the project progresses. Please check out our album as construction continues.
Still moving forward with construction.
The HVAC unit is installed for the addition, doorways from the existing building into the addition have been framed, trim and doors are installed in the addition, the roof and gutters are installed and the final handicap accessible bathroom is starting to take shape.
Picture the Progress
Recently, one of the Center's outstanding volunteers (Carol McClendon, PharmD) was recognized at Gayton Baptist Church. The video above was produced by Aaron Lee, the Church's Associate Pastor of Youth and Missions.
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