Powerful Partnership

Florida Atlantic: Powerful Partnership

FAU and Broward Health, one of the 10 largest public health care systems in the United States, announced a groundbreaking partnership to collaborate in the areas of education, clinical training and practice, health services administration and research.

“Florida Atlantic University and Broward Health share a common vision and purpose of providing high-quality and compassionate medical care, stellar education, and lifesaving research close to home,” said Brad Levine, chair of the FAU Board of Trustees. “This collaboration makes us part of a vital network in Broward County that connects us with a partner that will enable us to care for our community.”

As part of the collaboration, FAU and Broward Health plan to explore opportunities for joint research and scholarship at the student and faculty level, community engagement, fundraising opportunities, and integrating academic medicine, first within the setting of the system’s safetynet hospital. Safety-net practices are providers that organize and deliver a significant level of health care and other needed services to uninsured, Medicaid and other vulnerable patients.

Students in health sciences enrolled at FAU will have access to physicians and clinical facilities within Broward Health thanks to this agreement.

“We welcome opportunities for collaboration to expand our health care network, provide lifesaving medical services, and importantly, train the next generation of physicians who will serve our communities with compassion, integrity and highly skilled care,” said Shane Strum, president and CEO of Broward Health. “As the first statutory teaching hospital in Broward County, partnerships like this one ensure we continue to build the skilled physician workforce our region needs while meeting the health care needs of our communities today.”

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