TriHealth Teams Up With Xavier
This story originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Cincinnati Health & Life Magazine.
A recently signed 10-year agreement between the two organizations includes new education and wellness programs and the construction of a health and recreation center on the university’s campus.
As any parent who has left a newly adult child at a college campus knows, health is a primary concern. You busy yourself hauling luggage, unpacking bedding and trying not to cry. Then, as you drive away, you think: I hope my child will be healthy and happy … and study hard.
In the future, parents of Xavier University students will have one less worry. Student health care is set to reach new levels of quality and availability as a result of TriHealth’s recently announced affiliation with the university.
“This is a landmark agreement for Xavier and for TriHealth,” says Michael Graham, S.J., president of the Jesuit university. “It will enable us to dramatically improve health and wellness facilities, and offer more opportunities for overall health-care services for our students, our employees and our student-athletes.”
TriHealth and Xavier are teaming up to build a state-of-the-art health and recreation center on Xavier’s campus. The facility will be located on Cleneay Avenue and Musketeer Drive near the Cintas Center, and will be home to academic, recreational and clinical health and wellness programs.
The affiliation will increase the availability of comprehensive primary care for students, faculty, staff and their families, and offer new programs designed to promote healthy lifestyles. For students in health and medical concentrations, including undergraduate pre-medicine and postgraduate health-services administration, it will create new learning opportunities, both in the classroom and in medical settings.
Left: TriHealth President and CEO Mark C. Clement telling the media and VIP crowd what this new affiliation means to TriHealth. Above, left to right: Mark C. Clement, Michael Graham, S.J., president of Xavier University, and Robert Burger, M.D., head team physician and Medical Director for Xavier University athletics.
Additionally, TriHealth will build an expanded, multi-disciplinary sports-medicine team for Xavier student-athletes, with access to more specialized clinical care and support services.
“This affiliation is uniquely focused, like no other in the country, on caring for the whole person—mind, body and spirit,” says Mark C. Clement, TriHealth president and CEO. “Whether it starts in the classroom, leads to a great performance on the court, drives positive behavioral changes or increases meaningful connections in the community, this affiliation will touch lives and transform people, not only on campus, but throughout the region and nation.”
A team of Xavier faculty, staff and students, along with TriHealth leaders, clinicians and other advisors, has already begun working to develop the facility program and a schematic design for the new building. The project size and cost will be determined as part of that process.
“We believe our affiliation will be transformational,” says Father Graham. “Together, we are developing a bold vision for how health and wellness will be integrated into the fabric of campus life, and we are excited to bring this vision to life over the next decade.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with Xavier in this pioneering journey,” says Clement. “We look forward to the innovative work we will do together in the years ahead to improve health, revolutionize the delivery and financing of health care, and contribute to a more vibrant and thriving community.”