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Richard Bland College and SRMC Partner for Health Services



Petersburg, VA – Richard Bland College and Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that designates the hospital as its preferred health care provider and the College as SRMC’s Professional School’s preferred provider of Allied Health training.


The stated purpose of the agreement is to continue to develop and expand a framework of cooperation between SRMC and RBC to mutually benefit both organizations and the communities they serve. This cooperation is intended to foster increased communication of the services each organization offers, increase access to the services, and increase the community presence of both institutions.


Specifically, through this cooperative agreement, Richard Bland students will have dedicated walk-in service available within SRMC’s primary care clinics. Students will also be provided with specific times for high-demand same service group treatments, such as physicals, immunizations and annual check-ups. Prerequisite training for SRMC’s prospective Professional School students will be provided by Richard Bland College.


“The College’s new 2019 strategic plan seeks to establish strategic partnerships that bring to students needed expertise and services in exchange for the sharing of what we have to offer as a highly reputable institution of higher education,” said Richard Bland President Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D. “This partnership with SRMC is a classic win-win because our students will now have special access to comprehensive and high quality health services at SRMC, and Richard Bland will deliver outstanding science, math and general education programming to students seeking entry to SRMC’s Professional Schools.


“SRMC is excited to have the opportunity to provide quality care to the students of Richard Bland College, and as students are preparing to make positive choices in life, we also want to educate them on how their personal health and wellness will affect their ability to thrive in and out of college,” said Southside Regional Medical Center CEO Michael Yungmann.


The Memorandum of Understanding, which also includes collaboration to develop a signature event to connect both institutions more closely with the community, begins on June 15, 2013, and extends for one year with automatic renewal thereafter.


Richard Bland College of William & Mary is a selective, residential, two-year College that provides a rich learning experience at a reasonable cost for students preparing for transfer to highly ranked colleges and universities. Richard Bland students rate our professors among the best in the region, yet tuition and fees are among the lowest. The academically rigorous programs are grounded in the liberal arts tradition of one of America’s oldest and most prestigious public universities, The College of William & Mary. The College boasts NJCAA intercollegiate athletics, signature programs, and a small and diverse student population of 1,500 on a picturesque 750 acre campus located just outside historic Petersburg, Virginia, two hours south of Washington, D.C. and a short drive from Williamsburg and Virginia Beach. For more information, visit www.rbc.edu.


SRMC is a 300-bed, general acute care hospital located in Petersburg, VA five miles from the RBC campus. The hospital has more than 1,500 employees and the medical staff is comprised of nearly 340 physicians representing more than 35 specialties. The 420,000 square foot facility is situated on a 50-acre campus and offers the latest technology in order to serve more than 200,000 local residents. SRMC offers a full array of outpatient services on its main campus and boasts five satellite outpatient centers in the Petersburg and surrounding area.

SRMC’s mission is to provide extraordinary healthcare for patients and their families, provide a center of excellence for physicians to practice medicine, and create a vibrant workplace for employees.





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