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CVN Reaches Major Milestone

The Cohen Veterans Network successfully opened its final two pilot clinics, at USC in Los Angeles and at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in October. This milestone moment helps the network fulfill its commitment to veterans and military families for 2016.

Kyle White at the L.A. clinic opening.

Kyle White at the Los Angeles clinic opening.

KFI Radio in Los Angeles spent time with CVN Spokesperson Kyle White and our Los Angeles Clinic Director Kathryn Arnett on the morning of the public opening (October 6). White told KFI that “without treatment I know I would not be here today.”

CVN President & CEO Anthony Hassan joined White and several USC leaders to launch the clinic at a pair of events. CVN Board Members Michael Sullivan and Mary Winnefeld attended the opening events as well.

On October 14, the fifth Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic opened, in Philadelphia. Hassan was joined at the opening by Penn leadership, as well as both White and our other Medal of Honor Recipient Ryan Pitts. Sullivan and a member of our Founder Steve Cohen’s family, Josh Cohen, were among the speakers at an afternoon community relations event.

Penn Clinic Director Leah Blain.

Penn Clinic Director Leah Blain.

Pitts and Penn Clinic Director Leah Blain outlined the concepts that will make the clinic a success in that market to WHYY Radio. Blain stressed that the CVN promise of low wait times for appointments will be very beneficial to clients. Our clinics will have clients experience a first appointment within one week of contact.

“We know that after a week, every day that you schedule someone out to do that initial assessment, you lose about seven percent of people actually showing up for that initial appointment.”

In addition to the opening of five clinics in 2016, another way CVN is keeping its promise is by seeing the entire military family. To date, more than 35% of our clients are non-veteran adults and children.

By Anthony Guido, CVN Vice President of Communications & Marketing