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Joint Center Proposed


President Pusey and President Wilbur K. Jordan of Radcliffe announced officially today the combination of the Radcliffe Health Service with the University Health Services, to become effective on July 1.

It was also revealed that plans to construct a new Health Center for the Harvard-Radcliffe community are nearing completion.

The health services merger verifies a report in the November 1 issue of the CRIMSON that such an arrangement was under consideration. The speculation was based on President Pusey's special Report to the Overseers last fall, which suggested "a new centrally located health center for Harvard and Radcliffe."

University Facilities Available

After July 1, the director of the Radcliffe Health Service will be responsible to the director of the University Health Services. The specialized facilities of the University organization will be available to Radcliffe students on the same basis and for the same fees paid by University students.

The Radcliffe Health Service will continue to operate in its building on Brattle Street after merging with the University services in July. However, all the facilities of the University Health Services will be available for consultation and special treatment when needed.

When the new health center is completed, Radcliffe will have its own in-firmary in it. The Annex has undertaken to raise approximately 10 per cent of the money for the new building.

Any insurance plan that may be developed in the future for the care of employees and faculty members will include Radcliffe administrative officers and employees on the same basis as the University's, it was announced. Other health plans, in such fields as preventive medicine and safety education, also will include the Radcliffe community on an equal basis.

With the new association of the two health services, the senior physician of the Radcliffe Health Service will become a member of the policy-making Council, consisting of all directors and chiefs of service in the University Health Services.

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