Radford University Carilion Journey

Radford University Carilion Journey


(pleasant music) – [Narrator] It all
began with a bold vision, a shared dream for what
the future of healthcare and healthcare education
could look like in our region, across the commonwealth
of Virginia and beyond. Carilion’s roots go
back more than a century when a group of dedicated
citizens came together and built a hospital to
meet the healthcare needs of the Roanoke Valley. Over a decade ago a decision
was made to transform from a collection of hospitals to a physician led
integrated healthcare system. It was a courageous move. Each decision and adaptation
since has fundamentally changed the way Carilion
collaborates and cares. Jefferson College of Health Sciences traces its history to 1914. With an established and respected presence in the Roanoke Valley, Jefferson College was known for educating students in
realistic clinical environments and for preparing them for
healthcare environments in exceptional ways. Radford University embraces tradition while also fostering innovation
and envisioning the future with esteemed health sciences education and an earnest desire to address the pressing
workforce pipeline needs, Radford is responsive to opportunities to better serve students, the community, the commonwealth, and the world. For decades, Carilion Clinic, Jefferson College of Health
Sciences, and Radford University collaborated in a multitude of ways and created a meaningful partnership. One notable collaboration
was the establishment of The Virginia Intercollegiate
Anatomy Lab in 2015. Through these increasing
opportunities it became clear that a formal partnership
presented endless possibilities for growth, and more importantly, impact. As Carilion Clinic and Radford
University are strong enough to stand alone as unique entities but visionary enough
to realize the strength and synergy in partnering, a new journey began. Through 18 months of
collaboration and planning, Carilion Clinic, Jefferson
College of Health Sciences, and Radford University
worked collaboratively every step of the way to bring
their bold vision to reality. The result is a landmark
public-private partnership known as Radford University Carilion. Located in downtown Roanoke, Virginia in the star city’s innovation corridor, Radford University Carilion
provides a rigorous real world learning experience to
students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees
in the health sciences. As a part of Radford University and in partnership with Carilion Clinic, RUC boasts a faculty of
practicing clinicians who in a clinical setting teach students to care for patients, conduct research, and explore how to manage organizations. We are caring, we are responsive, and together as Radford
University Carilion we are forward-focused and
we are driven by what’s next.

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