December 16, 2013

WBRC Visited By VA Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

Photo: Dr. Tommy Sowers meets Jeremy Adriano, WBRC Assistant RN Manager
VA Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Dr. Tommy Sowers visited the VAPAHCS Menlo Park campus last week to meet staff running the Western Blind Rehab Center, National Center for PTSD and Domiciliary.  As Assistant Secretary, Dr. Sowers represents and advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on matters relating to media relations, public affairs, and intergovernmental affairs. He directs departmental communications and oversees programs involving intergovernmental relations including homeless Veterans, consumer affairs, rehabilitative special events, VA’s Office for Tribal Governments, and the VA Outreach Office.

Photo: Dr. Sowers meets Tina Zamora, WBRC Ward Clerk
The Western Blind Rehabilitation Center (WBRC) is a 27-bed residential facility located at the Menlo Park Division of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Approximately two hundred men and women of all ages participate in the program each year. More than three quarters have usable vision for which specialized treatment is provided. Adjusting to and managing visual impairment is the major objective of the program.  If you are in the area and are interested in a site visit, please call (650) 614-9952 to make arrangements.

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