becomes exclusive administrator for anesthesia program
University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions
will become the sole administrator of its Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA)
program, July 1, 2004. The College currently operates the program
in partnership with St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital, a member
of Trinity Health.
The change will be transparent to students, who still will have
St. Joseph as their primary clinical site. However, day-to-day operations
will become simpler and easier with just one administrator, according
to Mike Dosch, director and chair of the Nurse Anesthesia program.
“The hospital truly values having the students, and it’s
good for their recruitment and retention of employees,” says
Dosch. “But patient care is the hospital’s core mission,
not education. It makes sense for the University to take sole ownership
of the program.”
CRNA administrators, currently based at St. Joseph, will move their
offices to the McNichols Campus when the College of Health Professions
relocates there next summer.
“We’re looking forward to being part of the McNichols
Campus,” says Dosch. “It will be a good change.”