UNM begins process of integrating main campus, med school

University of New Mexico Children's Hospital
University of New Mexico Children's Hospital

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – The University of New Mexico is working to integrate its main campus with the hospital and medical school.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that University President Bob Frank announced Thursday that the Health Sciences Center will be restructured so the main campus has oversight. The Health Sciences Center is a $1.7 billion operation that includes the medical school and the hospital.

Frank in a schoolwide memo said the university will be studying four areas for the integration immediately, including legal counsel, information technologies, communications departments and health care facility needs.

It is unclear if the changes mean any staff reductions at either campus.

The Board of Regents voted last month to restructure oversight of the Health Sciences Center, a move that critics characterized as a “power grab.

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