State Senator Honors New York Hospital

By Editorial Staff
In July, Doctors' Hospital of Staten Island opened a chiropractic division (see the September 8, 1997 issue of DC), linking the practices of chiropractic and medicine in a hospital setting.

State Senator Vincent Gentile visited the hospital in August.
He spoke with a number of hospital officials, including the chief of the newly-established chiropractic division, Victor Dolan, DC. The senator hailed the move, presenting Dr. Dolan and other hospital officials with state Senate certificates. This act symbolizes the legislature's recognition of the important joining of two professions that have long been at odds with one another.

For more information, please contact Dr. Dolan at (718) 981-9755.


Oklahaven Children's Chiropractic Center Turns 35

The Oklahaven Children's Chiropractic Center in Oklahoma City is celebrating 35 years of care to sick and disabled children. Founded in 1962, the nonprofit center has treated hundreds of children and adolescents with conditions ranging from the common cold and asthma, to attention deficit disorder and cerebral palsy. "The center extends its gratitude and thanks for the support from so many people who believe our children deserve natural health care first and a drug free way of life," said Bobby Doscher, DC, president of the center.

For more information, contact Dr. Doscher at (405) 948-8807.


Nearly Half of Minnesota Adults Have Used Chiropractic

An independent survey of Minnesota adults has revealed that 47 percent of the state's adults have sought treatment from a doctor of chiropractic. The survey, which was conducted by the Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA), concluded that more than 1.5 million adults in the state have sought chiropractic care.

Among those who had visited both a chiropractor and a medical doctor in the last three years, patients ranked their satisfaction level with their doctor of chiropractic higher than with their medical doctor.

"It's heartening to see that the more knowledge people have about chiropractic care, the more favorable their attitudes are toward the profession," noted Duluth chiropractor Gerald Priley, MCA president.

The percentage of those using chiropractic care varied greatly throughout the state. In the Twin Cities region, the most populous region in the state, 40 percent of adults sought chiropractic care; in southeastern Minnesota, the number of adults who have been treated by a chiropractor is a state-high 62 percent.


New Career Services Center Proves Popular at NWCC

Since moving to a new location in July, the Career Services Center at Northwestern College of Chiropractic has been bustling with student and alumni activity, a result of having a number of placement-oriented services in one central location.

"Student reaction to the new Career Services Center has been excellent," said Deborah Peterson, director of alumni relations and career services at NWCC. "We have been overwhelmed by the students' use of the new center."

Among the center's offerings is a seminar series to provide students with "real world" practical knowledge about becoming a successful chiropractor. Among the topics discussed in the series are patient education; documentation; effective marketing; and accreditation and quality improvement.

"We're committed to the professional success of our graduates," said Jim McDonald, MBA, vice president of institutional advancement and chair of the business and practice management program at NWCC.

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