Roger Classen, D.O., chairman of the Brentwood Foundation, which is donating $11 million towards the establishment of an OU-HCOM extension campus at Cleveland Clinic’s South Pointe Hospital.

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Ohio University and Cleveland Clinic to open medical school extension campus in northeast Ohio

New site addresses need for primary care physicians and infuses $49.1 million into Northeast Ohio

Cleveland Clinic and Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) announced today they have signed an affiliation agreement to develop a northeast Ohio regional extension campus of the medical school to be located on Cleveland Clinic’s South Pointe Hospital campus. Through this affiliation, the partners are addressing the growing shortage of primary care physicians in Ohio and investing a combined $49.1 million into northeast Ohio.

Ohio University’s commitment includes $36 million, which provides support for renovations to a building on the South Pointe Hospital campus and additional institutional commitments for faculty, staff and operations to provide medical education. Cleveland Clinic’s contribution of $13.1 million includes capital improvements and renovations to the building, staff and operational support, as well as medical education support. Cleveland Clinic is also committed to working to expand the number of AOA-approved or dual-accredited post graduate residency and fellowship positions. The investment also includes a $5 million grant to South Pointe Hospital from the Brentwood Foundation to support the new extension campus. In addition, the Brentwood Foundation, a non-profit, private foundation dedicated to the advancement of osteopathic medicine, is committing $6 million to graduate medical education.

Click here to read more about this collaboration on the OU-HCOM website.