Letter to the Community

Monday, May 17th letter mailed to UT Physicians and printed in UT News

Dear Community,

At a time when the world expects and deserves the health care community to lead and to find better, more efficient ways to collaborate, we are pleased to inform you that The University of Toledo and ProMedica Health System are in the final stages of formalizing an agreement that will significantly strengthen ties between the two organizations.

As a result of this agreement, many more UT medical students, physicians in training and other health professional students will have access to clinical experiences along side members of the ProMedica team across the system’s network of hospitals. In broad terms, UT will oversee health education across the ProMedica system with oversight from a joint UT-ProMedica committee. Additionally, UT will provide administrative assistance in helping facilitate more clinical research conducted at ProMedica.

Creating a stronger partnership between ProMedica and The University of Toledo will help lead to a more vibrant and robust health care community that will result in an increase in clinical excellence throughout the region. In addition, this relationship will help create an environment for the University of Toledo and ProMedica to be recognized among the top tier medical organizations in the country as well as increase recognition as a national authority in care, research and education.

Further, this relationship will strengthen our ability to recruit and retain students who become residents and fellows, who in turn become health professionals and researchers. Ultimately, and most importantly, this will only help enhance care to citizens in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

A strong University of Toledo and ProMedica Health System partnership represents one of this region’s untapped resources. We are proud to work together on behalf of the citizens of this region to improve clinical education and ensure a new generation of professionals is ready to take our places in the years and decades ahead.

More details will follow as this agreement is finalized. You and your colleagues will be essential to the final framework of a partnership that will improve clinical education, increase the pipeline for health professionals in this region at a critical moment and help support increased funding for the clinical research that will innovate tomorrow’s medical treatments.

Thank you for your help as we create a future that will benefit this community for decades.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.
Chancellor and Executive Vice President for Biosciences and Health Affairs
Dean, College of Medicine
University of Toledo

Randall D. Oostra, DM, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
ProMedica Health System

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