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Our New Building on the Dede Wallace Campus

e r a e W en! Op March 2014

Building Blocks Centerstone celebrates the completion of our new outpatient facility on the Dede Wallace Campus On Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Centerstone celebrated the grand opening of our brand new out-patient facility on the Dede Wallace Campus - located at 2400 White Avenue in Nashville. Approximately 250 guests braved the cold wind and rain with bright spirits to commemorate the end result of Centerstone’s first Capital Campaign, which began more than six years ago. Centerstone CEO Dr. Bob Vero shared with guests the significant history of the campus, one that began a longstanding commitment to mental healthcare with the Nashville Junior League’s creation of the Home for Crippled Children nine decades ago. “Being able to continue our legacy on this important property that is deeply rooted in Nashville’s history is incredibly inspiring,” said Dr. Vero. “We look forward to advancing the treatment and prevention of mental illness and addiction from this new location, and working to ensure the health and wellbeing of our clients’ minds and bodies.” Engraved granite (left) recognizes key benefactors at the entrance of Centerstone’s new outpatient facility.

Additional speakers of the evening “Centerstone’s new facility included Mayor represents what our firm aspires Karl Dean, who to do. The success of this procexpressed ess is completely evident from how the how the building looks and progress functions to how it sits in the Centerstone has landscape and the transformed made in creating White Avenue site.” an integrated - Brian Smallwood model of care is a leading example for Nashville and aligns with his initiative for promoting the city’s overall health. Commissioner Doug Varney from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services expressed both his personal support, and that of the state, for Centerstone’s leadership in the field of behavioral health. Centerstone of Tennessee Board Chair Janet Ayers closed the presentation, thanking the many dedicated leaders, professionals, supporters and friends for making this dream come true. “This beautiful building is a direct result of our hard work and dedication. And while the bricks and mortar are most certainly stunning, it’s what happens within these walls that means the most.” The ceremonial ribbon was then cut, and doors were opened for guests to tour the new $6 million, 18,090 square-foot facility designed by InForm Smallwood + Nickle, LLC of Nashville and built by Orion Building Corporation.

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(1) Mayor Karl Dean speaks at Centerstone’s Grand Opening (2) Dr. Bob Vero, Janet Ayers, Mayor Karl Dean and David Guth (3) Kim Baldwin and Senator Thelma Harper (4) Dr. Bob Vero speaks at Centerstone’s Grand Opening (5) Jean and Connie Summers (6) Commissioner Doug Varney and Dr. Bob Vero (7) Mark Faulkner, Janet Ayers and Albert Menefee, III






(1) L to R: Brian Smallwood, Debbie Cagle, Janet Ayers, Dr. Bob Vero, Mayor Karl Dean, Commissioner Doug Varney, Michael Bailey, Jack Wallace, David Guth (2) Jack Wallace and John Page (3) Bill Purcell, Vince Durnan and Dr. Tom Doub (4) George Spain, Anna Spain and David Guth

Blueprint of the new facility. Naming opportunities are still available. To inquire about a facility tour or naming opportunity, please contact Jeney Slusser at 615-460-4181

At Centerstone’s Dede Wallace Campus you will find psychiatrists, nurses, nurse practitioners, therapists and case managers dedicated to helping individuals and families to overcome life’s difficulties. A few specialty areas and issues addressed include: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Depression Bipolar Disorder Schizophrenia Families in Conflict Marriage Issues Older Adult Services


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(1) Centerstone’s Healing Garden provides opportunity for anyone to purchase and lay an engraved brick in honor of a loved one. (2) The lobby of Centerstone’s new outpatient facility includes a display panel which timelines the rich history of the campus. (3) Centerstone’s Play Therapy Observation Room allows clinicians to observe the interactions of children during oneon-one play, in groups and with parents. (4) White bricks outline and preserve the exterior footprint of the old “Home for Crippled Children,” which previously existed on the property. (5) The Wallace Family Meeting Center is equipped with state-ofthe-art video conferencing technology. The meeting space is also available to the community and outside organizations.


Building Blocks Final Issue  

The final issue of our Building Blocks series, which was created to chronicle the construction of our Dede Wallace campus.