Denison University Partners with Ohio State Wexner Medical Center to Bring Enhanced Health and Wellness Services to the Granville Campus

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Columbus, Ohio- Denison University and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center announced a new partnership to provide expanded health and wellness services to the Denison community. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s proven expertise in health and wellness and healthcare administration, along with an understanding of the unique needs of the higher education community, make the center medical an ideal partner to enhance the health care services offered on Denison’s all-residential campus. .

An agreement signed in April 2022 paves the way for Denison and Ohio State Wexner Medical Center to

collaborate with the following services:

  • Comprehensive health and wellness support, guided by a Wellness Director, backed by evidence-based programs in areas such as mindfulness and physical health.
  • Increased access to on-campus mental health services, led by a psychologist in the role of Mental Wellness Director, which includes enhanced specialist care.
  • Sports Medicine Services, providing access to comprehensive service offerings and providers, including sports physician and sports training services for student-athletes.
  • Improved access to specialty care on campus, such as musculoskeletal therapy and physiotherapy.

“We are thrilled to offer these expanded resources to our community,” said Denison University President Adam Weinberg. “Fundamentally, the goal of the liberal arts is to develop ‘whole people’ who are ready to thrive in their personal, professional, and civic lives. By enhancing our health and wellness services and partnering with Ohio State Wexner Medical Center for hands-on, expert care, we are better positioning members of our campus and community to lead their best, healthiest lives. .

The new partnership builds on a growing number of initiatives to support the holistic wellness of Denison’s community, an effort for which the university was recognized in 2020 as one of five colleges to win the award. National Active Minds Healthy Campus. Denison’s next step in promoting wellness will transform the campus health climate and landscape. In the fall of 2022, the 16,000 square foot Ann and Thomas Hoaglin Wellness Center will open as a center full of health and wellness resources.

“We are always stronger when we work together, and there is perhaps no more worthwhile cause in pooling our resources than to provide additional health and wellness services to as many people as possible. possible of members of our collective higher education community,” said the president of The Ohio State University. Kristina M. Johnson. “The keys to academic, personal and professional success lie in mental and physical well-being, and we know that the past few years have added strains and strains like we have never seen before. This partnership will lead without any doubt to happier and healthier outcomes for all involved, making the effort more than worthwhile.

The collaboration also deepens ties between Denison and the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, which partnered extensively with efforts to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic.

“We are energized by this collaborative partnership with Denison University because of our shared vision to improve the health and well-being of this community,” said Jennifer Dauer, Ohio Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer. State Wexner Medical Center. “By combining our care with the expertise of Denison, we are making health and well-being more accessible. This collaboration is one of the ways we can transform the way health care is delivered, and we look forward to seeing what we will accomplish together.

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Media Contact: Mary Ellen Fiorino, Wexner Medical Center Media Relations, [email protected]

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