Dialysis Center opens at public housing complex in Nashville

by WZTV

Sanderling Dialysis Clinic at MDHA Public Housing Property Now Open (Metro Govt.)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The city of Nashville is making history by offering a new medical option for people living in public housing.

MDHA and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development opened a new dialysis clinic at the historic Preston Taylor apartments Thursday.

As far as city leaders know, it's the first of its kind in the nation to open at a public housing site.

“To our knowledge, this dialysis clinic is the first of its kind in public housing and is a brilliant example of using public housing as a catalyst to improve the quality of life for the surrounding area,” said Sernorma Mitchell, HUD Nashville field office director. “HUD commends MDHA and its stakeholders for finding new and creative ways to leverage their public housing properties to be change agents in the community.”

"Nashville is different, because what we say is what can I do for you, not what can you do for me, and this is a great example," Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said."Nashville is different, because what we say is what can I do for you, not what can you do for me, and this is a great example," Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said.

The clinic will serve MDHA residents at all properties and will also employ residents.