Newton Medical Center is partnering with Friends University in a program that will allow students in the master of health care leadership program to complete courses in the hospital.
Paul Lavender, chief financial officer at Newton Medical Center, and Val Gleason, vice president of physician services, have been teaching in the program since its inception. The program focuses on the business side of health care.
"We are excited about the opportunity to network with Newton Medical Center on this new concept," Robert Harvey, director of the Friends program, said in a statement. "It will be the first time we have placed our graduate program in health care leadership physically within the walls of a health care provider. It should bring great convenience to the students in the area, and also allows Friends to further develop our health care presence outside of Wichita."