ANGOLA, IN - Cameron Memorial Community Hospital and Trine University are working together to train new professionals to help meet healthcare needs in Steuben County and the surrounding region.
The initial phase in this endeavor includes Trine’s new nursing program on its Angola campus. The program, which recently received approval from the Indiana State Board of Nursing, will create an enhanced educational setting for Trine University students by combining the full experience of on campus learning with an accelerated acclimation to the healthcare environment.
Part of this unique program partnership will include a new, state-of-the-art 32,000-square-foot education and innovation facility on Cameron Memorial Community Hospital’s campus. Trine is now enrolling students for fall of 2023 and the new facility will break ground this spring.
Cameron Memorial Community Hospital’s new Education and Innovation Center will be located on the southwest side of the campus, near John and South streets. Within the new space, the state-of-the-art center will include simulation and skills labs, and numerous classrooms to be used for health education and training.
The building will consist of three stories. The first floor will contain an auditorium and shell space for future growth of Cameron’s healthcare services. The second and third floors will have multiple classrooms, four simulation rooms, two control rooms for the simulation rooms, one debrief room, a ten-bed skills lab, and offices for Trine faculty, Cameron educators and staff. Within these spaces, additional shell space will also be included to support future growth needs.
Beyond the partnership with Trine, Cameron plans to engage with local schools, first responders and community members alike, allowing access to this new environment supporting education and hands-on training that will benefit our region. The Cameron Education and Innovation Center will further allow students from all over, especially within Steuben County, to well-position themselves to take advantage of the demand for healthcare professionals, find employment within the region, and join a rewarding profession that allows them to directly give back to their community.