Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Meharry Welcomes Vanderbilt as New Managing Partner of Hospital

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Meharry Welcomes Vanderbilt as New Managing Partner of Hospital

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NASHVILLE Tenn. -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center wants to become a third player in the year-old partnership between Metro General Hospital and Meharry Medical College.

Under the plan announced last month, Vanderbilt would run the hospital and share with Meharry teaching, research, and patient care at the 126-bed publicly owned hospital.

"This alliance joins two distinguished academic health centers in a strategic, synergistic partnership that will surely set the standard for cooperative efforts by other institutions nationwide." Meharry's President John E. Maupin Jr., D.D.S., says, "This is important ... because I don't think there's a medical school in the country that can stand by itself unless it has a lot of resources."

"We have found that the strengths of our institutions are very complimentary, and we fully expect this alliance to grow and expand to provide a more secure quality future for Meharry and Vanderbilt," John E. Chapman, M.D., dean of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, adds.

The plan is expected to be approved by the City Council and Vanderbilt is expected to take over May 1. …

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