Heritage Valley Health System and Duquesne University Announce Student Affiliation Agreement

Heritage Valley Health System announced a student affiliation agreement with Duquesne University’s John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences and Mylan School of Pharmacy.  The two organizations said the affiliation will promote collaboration in clinical care, research and medical education.

This is a great step forward in establishing quality clinical education opportunities for our students,” said Duquesne’s provost, Dr. Timothy Austin. “Heritage Valley is our first ‘preferred partner’ of this kind.”

Heritage Valley Health System President and CEO Norm Mitry added, “We are honored and pleased to have this preferred relationship with such a highly respected University, and see this affiliation benefiting both organizations.  For those students involved, they will gain ‘hands on’ practical experience to complement their classroom studies.”

For the Mylan School of Pharmacy, the agreement will enable students to learn a broad spectrum of skills and competencies while at the pharmacies located inside Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Sewickley, including dispensing of medications, pharmacy management, drug information and patient focused care.

For the Rangos School of Health Sciences, students studying physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology, will be placed into inpatient acute areas at Heritage Valley’s two hospital campuses, Heritage Valley Sewickley and Heritage Valley Beaver as well as several Heritage Valley Rehab outpatient locations.

“Our agreement was tailored to the needs of students and the attributes of the Heritage Valley Health System,” said Dr. Greg Frazer, dean of the Rangos School of Health Sciences. “This agreement and the collaborative teaching that goes on are critically important to these students’ educational experience.  From a quality point of view, the collaboration is overseen by the credentialing bodies over health sciences and pharmacy education.”


About Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. www.duq.edu


About Heritage Valley Health System

Heritage Valley Health System is a $450 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 3,800 employees and more than 450 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley and Heritage Valley Beaver; in 72 physician offices; and 14 community satellite facilities.  For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.