St. Joseph’s to merge with Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

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St. Joseph’s College has accomplished one other large merger.

What’s taking place: The Northwest Philly Jesuit college has agreed to merge with the Pennsylvania School of Well being Sciences, a small, personal four-year faculty in Lancaster.

  • The merger will carry greater than 20 new well being applications to St. Joe’s, together with a nursing program.

Why it issues: St. Joe’s growth brings extra alternatives to develop the area’s famend greater ed and medical industries.

Flashback: St. Joe’s, based in 1851, accomplished its merger with Philly’s College of the Sciences final 12 months. The transfer introduced a slew of well being care-related applications to St. Joe’s for the primary time.

Particulars: St. Joe’s will take in almost 2,000 college students, beginning in 2024. The college declined to share the price of the merger.

What they’re saying: Penn Drugs will reserve scientific placements within the area for future St. Joe’s nursing college students, St. Joe’s and Pennsylvania School stated in a launched assertion.

  • That is as a result of Penn Drugs Lancaster Normal Well being, which is a part of Penn Drugs, based Pennsylvania School of Well being Sciences greater than a century in the past and maintains sturdy ties.

What’s forward: The merger is predicted to take a 12 months.

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