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Parkview Health announces partnership with Trine University to build new facility

A rendering of the planned building.
A rendering of the planned building.

Parkview Health and Trine University announced plans for a new health education facility in Fort Wayne Thursday.

The new 120,000 square-foot facility will house programs in the school’s College of Health Professions.

Parkview Health partners with regional schools – like Bethel University, Manchester University and Indiana Tech, to support the needs of them and their students.

Deena Jacquay is the Chief Administrative Officer for Parkview Health. She said these types of partnerships with colleges and universities are an important step in staying ahead of the curve of growing healthcare education needs.

“(The) Bureau of Labor Statistics starts to say that in the next 10 years or so healthcare professions are gonna increase and it’s the fastest growing sector,” Jacquay said.

The new facility, set to open in 2024, plans to employ 100 faculty and staff and serve nearly 700 students. It will also unveil a Simulated Patient Care Center, which will allow students to encounter real world situations in a simulated environment. Simulations will include mock surgery, emergency room suites and exam and patient rooms.

Trine will move its physical therapy, physician assistant and surgical technology programs from the Parkview Randallia campus to the new facility, along with its speech-language pathology program currently at the Fort Wayne Education Center.

Parkview and Trine plan to apply for a rezoning on the north side of Union Chapel Road near I-69 for the new building.

Ella Abbott is a multimedia reporter for 89.1 WBOI. She is a strong believer in the ways audio storytelling can engage an audience and create a sensory experience.
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