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Belmont College and East Ohio Regional Hospital Sign Memorandum of Understanding

St. Clairsville, OH (January 26, 2022) – Belmont College and East Ohio Regional Hospital (EORH) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will benefit both institutions involved.
Today, Dr. Paul F. Gasparro, Belmont College President and Mr. Bernie Albertini, EORH Administrator and Chief Operating Officer, met to sign a MOU at the College’s Health Sciences Center in St. Clairsville, Ohio.
According to the agreement, Belmont College will now act as EORH’s primary educational partner.
According to Albertini, “East Ohio Regional Hospital is thrilled to partner with Belmont College to continue to provide our residents with the access to healthcare that they deserve.”
Through the collaboration, the College will provide primary and continuing education for EORH personnel. Additionally, EORH will assist and support Belmont College regarding improvements to the College’s Health Sciences Programs courses and training including Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Radiology, Phlebotomy, and Medical Assisting, to name a few.
“I believe that this partnership is beneficial for the healthcare needs of the local area,” said President Gasparro. “This partnership is a true example of the college-community relationship as it will work to meet the needs of our current and future healthcare workers, as well as the residents of the Ohio Valley.”
Founded in 1971, Belmont College is one of 23 community colleges in the University System of Ohio. The College offers more than 40 associate degree and certificate programs to serve the multiple needs of area citizens. Belmont offers a comprehensive array of credit and non-credit programming at the Main Campus in St. Clairsville, Ohio. For more information, visit
East Ohio Hospital, LLC, is owned and operated by Dr. John Johnson, MD, MBA, a resident of Ohio and board-certified psychiatrist. Over the last 35 years, Dr. John Johnson has started, acquired, and grown a variety of health care organizations that he continues to own and operate; including one of Ohio’s largest independent behavioral health centers, Access Ohio, and a 110-bed in-patient psychiatric hospital, Access Hospital outside Dayton, Ohio. He also owns and operates primary care centers, substance abuse and residential treatment facilities, and telemedicine and healthcare technology enterprises. The Ohio-based operator is committed to returning localized and personal medical care to the residents of Belmont County and the surrounding communities.
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