Virginia University at Parkersburg
A partnership is being formed by West Virginia University at Parkersburg and four local hospitals to impact the regionís critical need for more trained health care professionals.
WHO: Involved in the partnership are: West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Marietta Memorial Hospital, St. Josephís Hospital and Selby General Hospital.
WHAT: Each hospital has pledged $15,000 to WVU Parkersburg to assist in upgrading the collegeís health sciences labs for its nursing and health-related programs. Also, the pledges will enable the college to hire additional health sciencesí faculty. This will allow the institution to accept more students into its health-related programs.
WHEN/WHERE: Announcement of the partnership will be held at:
- 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002
- Presidentís Conference Room (Room 1101)
- West Virginia University at Parkersburg
- Representatives from the college and each of the hospitals will be present.
HOW: With the $60,000 pledged by the hospitals, WVU at Parkersburg is eligible to apply for matching funds as part of WV H.B. 3009 legislation which allows for competitive grants to strengthen the quality of the stateís workforce by linking existing post-secondary education capacity to the needs of business, industry and other employers.
COLLEGE CONTACTS: WVU Parkersburg President Erik Bitterbaum, 304-424-8200; WVU Parkersburg Academic Dean Joseph Badgley, 304-424-8244; WVU Parkersburg Health Sciences Division Chair Alita Sellers, 304-424-8231.
For additional information, contact:
Director, Communications and Public Relations
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