Franklin & Marshall and Lancaster General Health (LG Health) have agreed to cooperatively establish a new outpatient health and counseling center on campus. The new and expanded student-centered health facility will provide medical, counseling, behavioral and wellness services in newly renovated space on the ground floor of F&M’s College Square building on Harrisburg Avenue.
F&M’s health and counseling services—now housed in Appel Infirmary (pictured)—are slated to move into the new facility in spring 2016. The College’s health-care operations will be transitioned to LG Health by July 1, 2015.
“The College and LG Health share a common vision for creating an extraordinary health care experience for our students,” said F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield. “I am deeply grateful to Dean of the College Margaret Hazlett and to the committee of students, faculty and professional staff who worked creatively and collaboratively on this process.”
Hazlett, whose areas of responsibility include health and counseling services at F&M, noted that, “This new partnership will allow us to provide optimal services and value to students through more comprehensive health and counseling services—including expanded hours—while also strengthening the future operation of our student health program in a more advanced facility.
“We are also pleased that LG Health has expressed its intention to retain current members of the College’s medical and counseling staff, whom we value for their long and dedicated service to our students and deep knowledge of the needs of today’s 18- to 22-year-olds.”
The College is fortunate to have access to a well-established regional health-care system comprising health and medical professionals practicing in a wide range of specialties, according to Hazlett. “This partnership represents an exciting opportunity to tap that strength in order to meet the evolving needs of our student body,” she said.