Sep. 28—Wright State University and Premier Health have an official agreement to be affiliated with each other.
The university and Dayton-based health system have already worked together for years.
Premier Health trains most Boonshoft School of Medicine medical residents, medical students and employs many Wright State nursing graduates.
What is new is that this is that the two major institutions have now formalized their agreements. This agreement "frames Wright State and Premier Health as preferred partners" and the two institutions will prioritize working with each other on new initiatives, according to a joint announcement.
The agreement includes Boonshoft School of Medicine programs and Wright State's nursing and health sciences programs.
Premier Health trains most Boonshoft School of Medicine residents, medical students and many graduates who work in the Miami Valley, and employs many Wright State nursing graduates.
Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Premier Health, said in the announcement that the academic affiliation agreement will ensure the two institutions align their goals, where appropriate, and work together to leverage each other's expertise.
"Wright State is proud to call Premier Health an instrumental partner that helps our university make a difference in our communities," Wright State President Sue Edwards said.
? — what's the difference between this and having a medical school with a teaching hospital? — The agreement would mean Wright State students applying for clinical rotations and residencies at Premier's facilities will receive preference. The agreement also means Premier would look to Wright State first for some of its "academic needs,"
This story will be updated.