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‘Medical enterprise’ prompts Penn State trustees meeting

Penn State’s medical operations extend from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, pictured above, to the Penn State Hershey Medical Group offices scattered throughout Central Pennsylvania.
Penn State’s medical operations extend from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, pictured above, to the Penn State Hershey Medical Group offices scattered throughout Central Pennsylvania. Photo provided

Penn State trustees will wedge in one last meeting before the end of 2017.

The university announced Tuesday that its board of trustees would hold a telephone meeting at 3 p.m. Friday.

The meeting will be open to the public and available for streaming at wpsu.org/trustees.

According to the trustees’ agenda, the meeting is being called to address “a matter involving the university’s medical enterprise.”

The university’s medical operations extend from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to the Penn State Hershey Medical Group offices scattered throughout central Pennsylvania.

In November, President Eric Barron told the board that he wanted the university to do more in the medical field.

“Health lives in every single college we have on this campus,” he said last month.

While trustees are scheduled to meet just six times a year, this will be their 13th meeting. Of those, seven have been the originally scheduled in-person meetings, plus the added January retreat (which does not count as an actual public meeting). The other six have been telephonic.

The trustees met in one way or another every month but March.

Lori Falce: 814-235-3910, @LoriFalce

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