The Eye Center at Southwest Health is pleased to announce that at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Nicole Klein, Doctor of Optometry, was awarded Fellowship status in the American Academy of Optometry. As fewer than 10 percent of practicing optometrists ever achieve Fellowship in the Academy, this accomplishment is indicative of Dr. Klein’s advanced knowledge and professionalism.
To become an Academy Fellow, applicants must complete a rigorous candidacy process, including extensive written work as well as an oral examination. A panel of leading optometrists and vision scientists must approve both the written work and oral examination. Induction as a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry is evidence of an optometry professional’s desire to achieve the highest professional standards.
About Southwest Health – With a continually growing range of providers and services, Southwest Health is a high performing regional health care system that puts patient’s needs first. The organization is also the area’s second largest employer. On their hospital campus in Platteville, Southwest Health provides wide-ranging, high quality acute care services, including medical and surgical care, emergency and urgent care, orthopedics, women’s health, specialist clinics, cancer care, a comprehensive eye center, the area’s largest family medical clinic, Emergency Medical Services, and a retail pharmacy. Also in Platteville, they operate an outpatient behavioral health clinic providing counseling and other mental health services as well as a separate inpatient behavioral health facility. In Cuba City, their Epione Pavilion offers long-term skilled nursing care, outpatient rehabilitation, memory care, and a family medical care clinic all under one roof.