Tampa Cohen Clinic Opens With Great Fanfare

The ribbon-cutting at the end of the ceremony.

The Cohen Veterans Network held a second public opening event in August and the results were once again impressive. This time the Cohen Clinic at Aspire Health Partners took center stage, on Monday August 26.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by CVN CEO Dr. Anthony Hassan, CVN Ambassador Ryan Pitts, Tampa Major Jane Castor, Aspire CEO Babette Hankey and Clinic Director Karen Blanchette as key speakers on stage.

There were nearly 100 VIPs under the tent outside the clinic in the morning, a huge flurry of media coverage and a very engaging Community Gathering in the afternoon.

The list of news media coverage starts with the leading outlet in the market – the Tampa Bay Times (pictured): https://www.tampabay.com/news/military/2019/08/26/low-cost-military-mental-health-clinic-opens-in-tampa/

Broadcast

WFLA NBC: https://www.wfla.com/news/new-tampa-mental-health-clinic-to-treat-thousands-of-florida-veterans-military-families/

WFLA NBC: https://www.wfla.com/news/politics/a-look-at-local-politics-for-the-week-of-august-25th/

WTSP CBS: https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/new-clinic-will-help-thousands-of-veterans-in-need-of-mental-health-care/67-f95d8017-128b-4ab1-ad67-0670103beeca

ABC Action News: https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-tampa/cohen-veterans-network-opening-first-florida-clinic-for-post-9-11-veterans-in-tampa

ABC Action News YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9pT6W7bB68

Bay News 9: https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2019/08/26/new-clinic-opens-with-hopes-of-aiding-more-veterans

Ryan Pitts at the podium.

 Additional Links

Florida Trend: https://www.floridatrend.com/article/27726/no-change-to-obamacare-premiums-in-2020-in-florida

Florida Trend: https://www.floridatrend.com/article/27732/cohen-veterans-network-opens-mental-health-clinic-in-tampa-to-serve-post-911-veterans-and-military-families

Kaiser Health News: https://khn.org/morning-breakout/state-highlights-north-carolinas-new-payment-model-puts-emphasis-on-keeping-people-healthy-still-suffering-puerto-rico-tries-to-prepare-for-approaching-storm/

Foster Folly News: http://fosterfollynews.net/2019/08/26/gov-ron-desantis-elebrates-opening-of-the-steven-a-cohen-military-family-clinic-at-aspire-health-partners/

Florida Politics: https://floridapolitics.com/archives/304108-sunburn-the-morning-read-of-whats-hot-in-florida-politics-8-26-19

WUSF NPR: https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/new-mental-health-clinic-tampa-serves-post-911-veterans-and-military-families

Florida Department of Veterans Affairs: http://floridavets.org/governor-celebrates-opening-of-steven-a-cohen-military-family-clinic-at-aspire-health-partners/

Health News Florida: https://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/new-mental-health-clinic-tampa-serves-post-911-veterans-and-military-families#stream/0

Yahoo News: https://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/new-mental-health-clinic-tampa-serves-post-911-veterans-and-military-families#stream/0

Noticias ya: https://noticiasya.com/tampa/2019/08/26/inauguran-clinica-para-veteranos-en-tampa/

 

CVN will look to keep the momentum going with the celebration of the Cohen Clinic in San Diego public opening on September 5.

 

By Anthony Guido
CVN Vice President, Communications & PR