Parkview Health Announces Partnership with Trine University to Build New Facility

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

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

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

Deena Jacquay is the CEO of Parkview Health. She said these types of partnerships with colleges and universities are an important step in staying ahead of the curve of growing health care education needs.

“(The) Bureau of Labor Statistics is starting to say that in the next 10 years health care occupations are going to increase and it’s the fastest growing industry,” Jacquay said.

The new facility, which is expected 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 experience real-life situations in a simulated environment. The simulations will include simulations of surgery, emergency rooms and examination and patient rooms.

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

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

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