BGSU, Mercy Health announce partnership to expand healthcare education

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PERRYSBURG, Ohio (WTVG) - In an effort to address a statewide shortage of nurses and the high demand for other health professionals, Mercy Health and Bowling Green State University will announce that they have signed a letter of intent to transfer operations of Mercy College of Ohio to BGSU.

Mercy Health will serve as a key partner with BGSU and will provide clinical experiences for students and employment opportunities for graduates. Together the organizations say they will also explore ways to enhance the health and well-being of their communities through research, grants and other training opportunities.

The transfer, which would include Mercy College’s nine-degree programs and six certificate programs, is expected to take two to three years to complete. In the meantime, Mercy College will continue to serve its approximately 1,500 students and operate as it does today.

Further details will be announced at a press conference at 10:00 AM at the Mercy Health – Perrysburg Cancer Center in Perrysburg.