Cameron, Trine teaming up on education center
Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola is partnering with Trine University to support students in Trine’s new nursing program. The partnership includes the construction of a new education and innovation facility on the hospital campus.
Trine recently received approval from the Indiana State Board of Nursing for its Associate of Science in Nursing, which the university said will help address the nursing shortage in Indiana and the U.S.
The cost for the project was not disclosed, though Cameron Vice President of Strategic Growth Eric Clabaugh told The Journal Gazette officials estimate it will cost about $8 million.
The partners say the three-story, 32,000-square-foot facility will include multiple classrooms, four simulation rooms, two control rooms for the simulation rooms, one debrief room, a 10-bed skills lab, and offices for Trine faculty, Cameron educators and staff.
The center will also have shell space built in to accommodate future growth.
“The intent of this investment goes beyond the walls of our hospital. It’s about how we can also promote growth within Steuben County,” Cameron CEO Angie Logan said in written remarks. “This addition will help to recruit, grow and retain critical healthcare providers to this community.”
Cameron said it also plans to engage with local schools, first responders and community members to support additional education and hands-on training efforts.
Trine’s five-semester ASN program is slated to begin this fall. The university said upon completion, graduates will be able to apply for licensure as a registered nurse.
The project in Angola is not the only health-centered effort being undertaken by Trine. The university is in the midst of construction on a $40 million academic building in Fort Wayne in partnership with Parkview Health.
When complete, the building will employ 100 faculty and staff and serve nearly 700 students in Trine’s College of Health Professions.