Fort Wayne, Ind. – Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 — Several area education institutions, along with Parkview Hospital, have signed a memorandum of understanding with a commitment to establish the Life Science Education and Research Consortium of Northeast Indiana.
(A copy of the memorandum of understanding is attached to the news release).
Partners include Fort Wayne Community Schools, Huntington University, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, Trine University, and University of Saint Francis.
The Consortium would utilize existing space on Parkview Hospital’s Randallia campus and serve as a regional initiative to align and leverage education, applied research, business incubation and economic development resources focusing on life sciences and health care.
The Consortium is committed to generating a world-class center with a focus on rehabilitation, senior care and behavioral health.
Each education institution is working collaboratively on programs and services that each entity will offer. (Attached is a list of possible programs and services to be offered).
Today’s announcement demonstrates Parkview’s continued commitment to being a vital asset in the Randallia-area neighborhood. Parkview will continue to provide excellent care to patients and families, now and in the future.
Parkview Hospital’s future at the Randallia campus following the opening of Parkview Regional Medical Center:
*The hospital will have at least 120 beds, all with private rooms
*The patient rooms will be a mix of inpatient acute care, post-acute care and rehabilitation services, including a skilled nursing facility
*A full-service, 24/7 emergency department
*Family birthing services
*Select outpatient services