Catholic Healthcare International Sign Agreement for New Independent Medical School

(The Leaven) – Representatives of Benedictine College in Atchison and Catholic Healthcare International (CHI) based in Wildwood, Missouri, signed a Collaborative Affiliation Agreement between the two entities Sept. 8 during the annual meeting of the Catholic Medical Association here.

Signatories were Benedictine College president Stephen D. Minnis and CHI founder and president Jere D. Palazzolo. The agreement begins the process of establishing a new medical school on Benedictine College’s campus, the proposed St. Padre Pio Institute for the Relief of Suffering, School of Osteopathic Medicine.

“It is important for this proposed independent medical school to be located on an authentically Catholic college campus, and Benedictine College is pleased to be a part of this agreement,” Minnis said. “I believe this will be one of the most faithful Catholic medical schools in the world.” CONTINUE