Southern California University of Health Sciences

LACC Centennial


SCU celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic during its Centennial Gala held at the Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, CA on August 27.  The festivities were part of the Centennial Extravaganza, which took place during the same weekend.  The Extravaganza is SCU’s annual event, which offers multiple tracks of Continuing Education courses for both doctors of chiropractic and licensed acupuncturists.


During the weekend Dr. John Scaringe, SCU President, was presented with a plaque in recognition of the LACC Centennial from the Association for the History of Chiropractic. The presentation was made by Dr. Claire Johnson and Dr. Bart Green, former SCU faculty members, who have also served on the Board of the AHC.


An Alumni Reception was held on Friday evening that provided an opportunity for alumni and friends of SCU to mingle and get reacquainted. The SCU Alumni Association also presented Distinguished Alumnus Awards to Dr. Eric Hurwitz and Dr. Joseph Horrigan, both from the class of 1998.  The spring 1998 graduating class also won the award for having the most members in attendance. 


The crowd was especially excited to see a photographic display where LACC's 100 year history was highlighted. Dr. Reed B. Phillips, SCU President Emeritus, served as the key note speaker and delighted the crowd with antidotes of his illustrious career. In attendance were many alumni, former faculty members and friends of SCU. The SCU Alumni Association presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to three deserving recipients: Drs. Howard Essegian (1948), Chang-Yu John Hsieh (1988) and Reed B. Phillips.


If you missed the Centennial celebration don’t worry we’ll have another in 2012. You can click here to view some of the photos from this great event. 


The Chronicle of Higher Education Names

SCU “One of the Great Colleges to Work for in 2011”


SCU was recognized as one of the two Chiropractic Colleges as Great Colleges in the nation to work for according to a new survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education.


The results, released in the Chronicle’s fourth annual report on The Academic Workplace, were based on a survey of 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities.


SCU employees rated the institution highly enough to be recognized and honored in the following categories this year: 

·   Collaborative Governance

·   Job Satisfaction

·   Work/Life Balance

·    Confidence in Senior Leadership

“We are extremely proud of this recognition, especially since it is based on survey results from colleges and universities from across the United States. Being nationally recognized is a great testament to the enthusiastic support and commitment to excellence of the SCU faculty and staff,” said President John Scaringe.


The Chronicle of Higher Education is the most important source of news about colleges and universities in the U.S.  Click here to read more.



Enrollment Increases at SCU


September, 2011 saw a dramatic increase in new entering students into LACC with an enrollment of 95 new Doctor of Chiropractic and 27 Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine students. In addition, with the closing of Cleveland Chiropractic College (Los Angeles), 115 students involved in the Teach Out/Transfer Program also matriculated at SCU. 


An exciting Orientation Program was held for the all new entering students (including the Cleveland transfer students) at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel in conjunction with the SCU Centennial Extravaganza.



SCU Diagnostic Imaging Basics


SCU Diagnostic Imaging would like to take a minute to introduce you to our services.  We are operated by Board Certified Chiropractic Radiologists who utilize up to date information, equipment and technology to better serve the chiropractic community.  Our two current full time radiologists have a combined 20 plus years of experience and training in the field of diagnostic imaging.

SCU Diagnostic Imaging services are designed to provide practicing chiropractors with peace of mind.  As a chiropractor utilizing our services, you can rest assured in the knowledge that your patients are receiving high quality care, as well as protecting yourself by utilizing a specialist to diminish your liability. 


Our services to doctors and their patients:

·         Doctors may refer their patients for full radiographic exams to the university campus where high quality radiographic studies will be produced and professional radiographic reports generated by board certified chiropractic radiologists.  

·         Patients may be referred for wrist DEXA studies to evaluate their bone density. 

·         Doctors can request interpretation for imaging acquired in their office or for radiographs, MRI or CT studies from other imaging centers.

·        Our radiologists are available for direct verbal consultation when you have questions about confusing or difficult cases, or radiographic technical difficulties. 

·          SCU Diagnostic Imaging also has the ability to interpret your CD or DICOM based imaging. 

·          We have our own DICOM program that doctors can directly link to and load their images, without snail mail delays.

·          Currently, we can make hard copies of your films. 

·         Coming soon, we will be able to make digital copies of your films.  This is great way to digitize your current film files for the future of electronic medical records and save space! 

SCU Diagnostic Imaging accepts most types of insurance and will bill the patient’s insurance directly.  In addition, SCU Diagnostic Imaging is a Preferred Provider for Blue Shield of California.  Cash, check, visa and MasterCard are also accepted for imaging services provided to your patients on campus.  Specialized accounts can be arranged with your office.  SCU Diagnostic Imaging accepts personal injury and worker’s compensation liens.  For all cash cases sent by active alumni a 10% discount per case is available. 


Requisition forms for radiographic studies and interpretation services are available on the University website at  Chiropractors in need of film interpretation can send their imaging directly to SCU Diagnostic Imaging on the SCUHS campus at the address listed below.  A faxed or e-mailed report by a board certified chiropractic radiologist (DACBR) will be generated within 24-48 hours of receipt of the images.  Patients in need of radiographic studies can be sent to the University Health Center on campus between the hours of 8am to 6pm Monday through Fridays. 


Remember, professional board certified radiology reports provide the doctor and most importantly the patient with peace of mind!


For more information on the SCU Diagnostic Imaging services, please don’t hesitate to contact the Director of SCU Diagnostic Imaging, Dr. Matthew Eurich, at (562) 947-8755, ext. 435

SCU Diagnostic Imaging
16200 E. Amber Valley Drive
Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 947-8755, ext. 435




Please join Julie Heggeness, on December 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Conference Room A on the SCU Campus for the complementary seminar on minimizing income and estate taxes.  Please RSVP to Lisa Zuidema at 562/902-3324 or Additional information and how to register for this free seminar will be available soon.

Click here to see the current list of Continuing Education Seminars

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