Community Briefs Aug. 29

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Groundbreaking ceremony for public safety memorial

A groundbreaking ceremony for a new public safety memorial to be built at Northwest Florida State College will be held from 10-11 a.m. Sept. 11.

The memorial will honor law enforcement officers and other first responders from Okaloosa and Walton counties who have fallen in the line of duty.

Representatives from public safety agencies throughout Okaloosa and Walton counties are expected to attend the ceremony at the memorial site. The memorial will be constructed in front of the Public Safety Building (Building 510) on the Niceville Campus.

The public is invited to attend. For more information, call the Public Safety Department at 850-729-5378.

Local VA health care leaders to host town hall for veterans

Veterans who receive health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System’s Eglin Community Based Outpatient Clinic — local VA leaders want to hear from you.

The GCVHCS will hold a veterans town hall at 5 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Eglin CBOC lobby at 100 Veterans Ave. along Eglin Boulevard near the west (main) gate of Eglin Air Force Base.

This event is designed to be an open forum for veterans receiving care from VA. VA’s goal is to ensure veterans, their families, and beneficiaries have the opportunity to be heard and have their health care concerns addressed by a senior GCVHCS official and/or subject-matter expert(s). Veterans receiving care from any GCVHCS facilities (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Eglin, and Panama City) are invited.

White-Wilson neuroscience center expands neurosurgery clinic

White-Wilson welcomes Neurosurgeon Noah Converse, D.O. to the White-Wilson NeuroScience Center. The White-Wilson Neuroscience Center is the area’s only true neuroscience center, providing neurology, neurosurgery, pain medicine, physical therapy and MRI. The Clinic is led by Dr. Joseph Levine, a long-standing leader in the field.

“Dr. Converse understands the importance of collaboration and putting the patient first,” said Dr. Levine. “I am excited to partner with him to provide the exceptional patient-centered care our community expects.”

Dr. Converse will join the practice on Aug. 31 and will be accepting new patients. Call 863-8291.