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Care Credit Engagement - December 2021

Salus University Hearing Vision Balance Clinic Treats First Patient in Conjunction with Veterans Readiness Initiative

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Salus University’s Hearing Vision Balance Clinic (HVBC) recently treated its first patient, Stephen Bachovin, U.S. Air Force veteran and Coordinator of Veterans Programming at Community College of Philadelphia’s Veterans Resource Office. 

The Veterans Readiness Initiative (VRI), a joint effort between Salus University’s Osborne College of Audiology and Pennsylvania College of Optometry, with external partners Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center Rehabilitation Medicine Services, and Veterans Resource Centers at Community College of Philadelphia and Montgomery County Community College, provides community screening events for veterans to identify potential vision, auditory or balance issues.  If problems are detected during the screening, or if a comprehensive exam is needed, veterans are referred to Salus’ HVBC.

The Veterans Readiness Initiative

Pictured left to right: Keith Locke, care coordinator of Salus University’s Hearing Vision Balance Clinic; Dr. Linda Casser, coordinator of Interprofessional Education at Salus University; Dr. Janice E. Scharre, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Salus University; Dr. Michael Mittelman, president of Salus University; Stephen Bachovin, U.S. Air Force veteran and Coordinator of Veterans Programming at Community College of Philadelphia’s Veterans Resource Office; Dr. Lynn Greenspan, assistant professor at Salus University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry; Dr. Karen Hanson, special consultant for program development at Salus University; and Dr. Bre Myers, assistant professor at Salus University’s Osborne College of Audiology.

Veterans interested in receiving care from HVBC can contact khanson@salus.edu or 215.780.1532.

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