College becomes exclusive administrator for anesthesia program

Healthy Times, Fall 2003



The 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.”