|BGSU-Wood County Hospital talking student health center|
|Written by Sentinel Staff|
|Monday, 09 July 2012 14:09|
(Updated, July, 10th. 10am) Bowling Green State University and Wood County Hospital have announced that they will move forward with discussions on the development of a new student health center.
If an agreement is reached, BGSU will close the current student health center that it operates.
"We look forward to continuing our talks with Wood County Hospital," BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey said Monday. "The goal is to enhance health care for our students while increasing efficiency. This type of common-sense, public-private partnership benefits our students, our university and our community."
"Wood County Hospital is thrilled to be partnering with BGSU on the development of a new University Health Center," said Wood County Hospital President Stanley R. Korducki. "This project will continue our history of collaboration on programs that benefit the university and the community. We look forward to having a 21st century facility to support care for the students."
If talks go as planned, a new health center located on or near the BGSU campus would open in 2013 or 2014.
Both parties indicated they will have nothing more to say on the issue until negotiations are completed.
The student health center has averaged about 19,000 visits annually in recent years and employs approximately 30 people, both full and part-time.
The center is funded by a combination of student fees and insurance billings. All full-time students are required to have health care coverage.
The center has not offered inpatient care for many years.
Founded in 1951, Wood County Hospital is a private, not-for-profit general acute care facility, licensed for 196 beds, that serves a population of over 72,000 in Wood, Henry, Seneca, Sandusky and Hancock counties in Northwest Ohio. Wood County Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 10:06|
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