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DHGE and the University of Exeter will deliver online programs in nutrition, recovery and rehabilitation

Exeter, U.K. | August 5th 2019 Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) has joined forces with its first international university, the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, to transform workforce development and empower staff to educate patients on nutrition, rehabilitation and recovery.

Readmission to hospitals due to obesity, poor nutrition, recovery and rehabilitation is a global problem. We need to improve prevention through education and empowerment—this goal is the driving force behind our partnership. 

A recent study saw four Chicago-based hospitals accrue more than 4.8 million USD in savings by reducing hospital readmissions and shortening inpatient stays. The authors stated, “The utility of medical nutrition as a driver of value-based medicine has largely remained overlooked and underappreciated as a means of improving cost-savings at the hospital level as well as the integrated delivery network”.

“DHGE is proud to work with the University of Exeter,” said Andrew Malley, CEO of DHGE “They are our first international partner and their expertise in sport and health sciences is unparalleled. Our work and program development will have a hugely positive impact on healthcare workers and patients alike as they are up-skilled and educated as to how nutrition, recovery and rehabilitation are interlinked. Given the huge challenges around obesity and diabetes as well as recovery from chronic and life-threatening conditions, education in this field is a vital component both for generalists and specialists and a must for providers to invest in.”

“Our partnership with Dignity Health Global Health provides the department of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter with an exciting opportunity to deliver its first online program,” states Professor Jo Bowtell, head of the department. We will develop online nutrition programs that provide visually engaging content, excellent e-resources and interactive apps to assist learning. These online programs will complement the launch of our BSc Nutrition degree program in the UK in September 2020.”

The University of Exeter is DHGE’s fifth academic partner to be announced since its launch earlier this year. DHGE now partners with the number one school for innovation in America, the number one school for custom corporate education in North America, offers the number one ranked Global Management program and through this partnership works with a UK top three health and sports science university. Exeter, DHGE and our partners will continue to build and offer incredible workforce development education options to all we serve—be it within Dignity Health, CommonSpirit or one of our client systems, home or abroad.

Find out more about this partnership here.

About DHGE

Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) is a joint venture between Dignity Health, the largest not-for-profit U.S. health system, and Global University Systems (GUS), an international network of higher-education institutions. DHGE is committed to providing exceptional, innovative and best-in-class healthcare education and workforce development solutions - made with industry, for industry.

About University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students and is in the top one percent of universities worldwide. Exeter is also ranked 10th in the Guardian University Guide 2020 and 14th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the University ranked 16th nationally, with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality, while in 2017, Exeter was awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment. Exeter was named The Times and The Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2015-16, in recognition of excellence in performance, education and research.  Exeter was The Sunday Times University of the Year 2012-13.