POMONA, Calif., November 11, 2015 - Leaders from the University of La Verne and Casa Colina Hospital and Centers
for Healthcare plan to sign an agreement Thursday, November 12 to create
internships, opportunities for student military veterans to help veterans
in rehabilitation, and to pursue medical research collaborations.
Casa Colina CEO Dr. Felice L. Loverso and University of La Verne President
Devorah Lieberman will sign the agreement at Casa Colina, a medical and
physical rehabilitation hospital that sits on a 20-acre campus in Pomona.
“The physical and economic health of Inland Southern California is
a top concern for us,” said University of La Verne President Devorah
Lieberman. “What better way to continue improving the region’s
health than by pairing higher education and medical professionals together
to educate new health care workers, pursue medical breakthroughs and provide
the support our military needs.”
The agreement paves the way for La Verne faculty and students, as well
as Casa Colina health professionals and staff, to collaborate on research.
Other ideas being explored include collaborations involving La Verne’s
new physician assistant program, and La Verne military veterans in the
program could be placed in clinical rotations with veterans at Casa Colina,
creating an atmosphere of veterans helping veterans.
La Verne students majoring in kinesiology, health services management and
gerontology could pursue internship and educational opportunities at Casa
Colina through the partnership.
“We could not be more excited about this unique partnership with
the University of La Verne,” Loverso said. “The potential
benefits to La Verne’s faculty and students, as well as Casa Colina’s
patients, many of whom have served in the military, are immeasurable.
The collaboration opens the doors to many research opportunities and we
look forward to exploring them all.”
Casa Colina and the University of La Verne are partners in the Convergence
health care initiative, a program aimed at increasing the number of trained
medical professionals serving Inland Southern California. This current
agreement allows both entities to fulfill goals outlined in Convergence.
What: University of La Verne and Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare
will sign a memorandum of understanding.
When: 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
Where: Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, 255 E. Bonita Ave., Pomona,
Building 1D, second floor
Contact: Stephanie Bradhurst, 909/596-7733, ext. 2227