MEDIA ALERT REGARDING OSTEOPATHIC MEDICAL CENTER OF TEXAS CLOSING

October 8, 2004

Currently, the University of North Texas Health Science Center uses the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas as one of our affiliated teaching and patient care facilities.

The health science center has similar relationships with other hospitals throughout Fort Worth, including Medical Plaza, Cook Childrenâ??s Medical Center, Harris Methodist Medical Center, and John Peter Smith Hospital.

â??Historically a strong working relationship has existed between the health science center and the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas,â? said Marc B. Hahn, DO, dean of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. â??We are therefore saddened by the closing of one of our affiliated teaching hospitals. However, we have a plan in place to continue to provide the finest medical education to our students. We have developed contingency plans to ensure no lapse in patient care services and minimal disruption in our educational programs through the help of our other hospital partners.â?

Affiliated graduate medical education programs such as internships and residencies are funded by the federal government and administered by each individual hospital. The health science center will actively transition those physicians in training to other affiliated programs.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is one of the countryâ??s distinguished academic medical centers, dedicated to the advancement of education, research, and patient care. The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, one of the schools within the health science center, has been named one of U.S. News and World Reportâ??s top medical schools for three years in a row.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is composed of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Public Health. The centerâ??s Institutes for Discovery conduct leading-edge research on select health issues, including vision, aging, cancer, heart disease, physical medicine, and public health. A 100-member physician group practice, The Physicians & Surgeons Medical Group, manages nearly 200,000 Fort Worth-area patient visits yearly. The institution injects nearly $500 million into Tarrant County and Texasâ?? economies annually.

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Contact: Kay Colley, 817-735-2553, cell: 817-980-5090

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