The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Cape Fear Valley opened to great acclaim on July 25. Fayetteville, North Carolina gave CVN a very warm welcome, from local elected officials, to the news media and community partners.
The opening day began with a morning VIP event where network President & CEO Dr. Anthony Hassan and CVN Rep, Medal of Honor Recipient, Kyle White addressed a crowd of key local officials and leaders. Other leaders in attendance included Fayetteville Mayor Nat Robertson, Cape Fear Valley CEO Mike Nagowski, our Clinic Director Jill Palmer, and Secretary Larry Hall from the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
The event was well covered by the local press, including WRAL (NBC), ABC11, and the Fayetteville Observer. Local magazine CityView ran a nice photo gallery. Pictured (right) is Hassan being interviewed by one of the local TV stations.
In the afternoon the clinic welcomed hundreds of local leaders, VSO’s and partners into the brand new space for the first time. There were many potential referral opportunities discussed and an overwhelming sense of enthusiasm from the local community.
Pictured (left) are White, Palmer, Clinic CEO John Bigger and Hassan in the reception area of the clinic. Members of the local staff had the opportunity to explain to community leaders the various roles they play as part of the robust CVN model, including the areas of Case Management, Clinical, Communications, Data and Outreach during the afternoon event.
CVN’s leaders capped a terrific day by visiting the site of one of our local billboard ads, which are a part of the Back to Better campaign.
By Anthony Guido, CVN VP of Communications & Marketing