Rutgers University's Boards to Vote on University of Medicine and Dentistry Merger
The vote will be the last hurdle for the merger, which New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie approved in August when he signed the New Jersey Medical and Health Science Education Restructuring Act. The legislation calls for part of Rutgers University to merge with Rowan University and divide UMDNJ's schools among the two.
Under the legislation, Rutgers will operate UMDNJ's medical schools in Newark and Piscataway, while Rowan University will merge with Rutgers' Camden, N.J., campus to operate UMDNJ's osteopathic school in Stratford, N.J. According to the report, UMDNJ's University Hospital in Newark will separate from the university and become its own state-owned entity.
All of the changes will take place July 1. According to the report, the vote by Rutgers' boards is largely symbolic, as officials from Rutgers and UMDNJ have been meeting for months to plan the merger. However, approval from the boards is necessary for the deal to finalize.
More Articles on University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey:N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Approves University of Medicine and Dentistry Merger
Rutgers, Rowan University Merger Approved by Legislature
University Hospital to be Unaffected by NJ Higher Education Reorganization
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2016. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and analysis from Becker's Hospital Review, sign-up for the free Becker's Hospital Review E-weekly by clicking here.