Friday, June 1, 2018

Planned Parenthood Consolidates Across Tennessee

Posted By on Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 10:57 AM

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  • Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region/Facebook

Two Planned Parenthood organizations that cover Tennessee's three Grand Divisions will join as one.

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region announced this week it will consolidate with Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee. They will operate as Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi (PPTNM) starting June 4th.

Ashley Coffield, CEO of Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region, will serve as CEO of the combined agency.
“PPTNM increases our ability to work cohesively in patient services, education, advocacy, and administration,” Coffield said. “Given the increased attacks on Planned Parenthood nationally and locally, consolidation will allow us to serve and advocate with a strong, unified voice and is part of our long-term sustainability strategy.”

click to enlarge PLANNED PARENTHOOD GREATER MEMPHIS REGION/FACEBOOK
  • Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region/Facebook


PPTNM will maintain four health centers in Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville. Last year, those centers served more than 20,000 patients in more than 30,000 office visits offering cancer screenings, HIV counseling and testing, and birth control.

"We see this as a pivotal time to build and improve while providing high quality, affordable, and nonjudgmental health care, honest and accurate sexual health education, and fearless advocacy for reproductive rights,” said Keri Adams, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee.

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