Ross Medical Education Center

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Ross Medical Education Center
Ross Medical Education Center (logo).png
Motto Fast. Focused. Friendly
Established 1969
Type For-profit
Location St. Clair, Michigan, United States
Website http://rosseducation.edu

Ross Medical Education Center is an allied-health school with twenty-nine locations across six states.[1] Fourteen locations are in Michigan, five locations are in Ohio, four locations are in Indiana, two locations are in West Virginia, three locations are in Kentucky, and one location is in Tennessee. This group of schools offers five programs: Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration, Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Veterinary Assistant.

Locations[edit]

The Michigan campuses of Ross Medical Education are located throughout the central portion of the state. These locations include: Ann Arbor, MI; Brighton, MI; Canton, MI; Davison, MI; Flint, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; Lansing, MI; Madison Heights, MI; New Baltimore, MI; Port Huron, MI; Portage, MI; Roosevelt Park, MI; Saginaw, MI; and Taylor, MI (formerly located in Redford, MI).

Ohio's five locations are located in Ontario, OH, Dayton, OH, Niles, OH, Cincinnati, Ohio (formerly known as Ross IMDT), and Ross College in Sylvania, Ohio. With the Ontario campus being added in May 2012.[2]

The three centers in Indiana are located in Fort Wayne, IN, Kokomo, IN, Granger, IN, Evansville, IN.

West Virginia's locations are in Morgantown, WV and Charleston, WV.

Kentucky's locations are in Bowling Green, KY, Erlanger, KY,[3] and Owensboro, KY.

Programs[edit]

  • Medical Assistant:
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration:
  • Dental Assistant:
  • Pharmacy Technician:
  • Veterinary Assistant:

Acquisitions[edit]

In May 2008, Ross Education, LLC purchased Institute of Medical-Dental Technology.[4] This location was renamed to Ross Institute of Medical and Dental Technology. On June 1, 2012 the name was officially changed to Ross Medical Education Center.

All Ross Medical Education Centers are accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools as non-degree granting institution.[5]

History[edit]

In 1969, J. M. Ross opens a school in Flint, Michigan under the name Learning Foundations to provide after- school academic instruction to K-12 students. By 1971, Mr. Ross has opened six additional schools. The name of the company changes to Ross Learning, Inc., and the focus shifts to providing prevocational training services to adults. In 1973, Ross Learning, Inc. is purchased by Howard J. Hulsman, and the Ross organization begins its evolution into career training centers. A year later, Ross introduces selective medical career training in its schools. In 1976, Ross opens the more comprehensive instructional services of the Ross Medical Education Centers.

By 1984, Ross is operating nine schools under various names: five Ross Medical Education Centers, one Ross Learning Center, two Ross Business Institutes, and one Ross Technical Institute. By 1986, Ross grows to sixteen campuses, all of which operate as Ross Medical Education Center, Ross Business Institute, or Ross Technical Institute.

Between 1987 and 1989, Ross grows to 21 campuses total with 19 in Michigan and two in Florida. Between 1990 and 2000, Ross closes 9 campuses and acquires 2 campuses in Georgia for a total of 13 campuses in 3 states. All campuses operate under the name Ross Medical Education Center. In addition to closing campuses, Ross reduces program offerings to Medical Assistant.

In 2004, Howard J. Hulsman sells Ross Learning, Inc. with its then 14 campuses, to three officers of the corporation - Christine Ossenmacher, Paul Mitchell, and Richard Lockman.

In 2005, Paul Mitchell, Huron Capital Partners, LLC and minority investors form Ross Education, LLC[6] and purchases the assets of Ross Learning, Inc. They begin to increase infrastructure. This includes extensive staff and management hiring and development.

By 2007, Ross adds a Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration program to many of its campuses. This addition is followed closely by a Dental Assistant program in 2008. Between 2008 and 2010, Ross Education, LLC. moves all its schools into larger, brighter facilities, roughly 3 times their previous size. Ross closes its Florida and Georgia locations. Ross acquires the Institute of Medical and Dental Technology in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ross opens 2 more campuses in Ohio, 2 campuses in Indiana, and 4 more campuses in Michigan, for a total of 19 campuses. In 2010, funds operated by JLL Partners buy a majority interest in Ross Education, LLC.

In March 2012, Ross launched its Pharmacy Technician program in seven campuses.[7]

It should be noted that Ross Medical Education Center has no affiliation with Ross University School of Medicine,[8] a degree granting medical school in the Caribbean.

Leadership[edit]

  • George Grayeb, CEO and President
  • Anthony Iaquinto, CFO and Treasurer
  • Kiely Fletcher, EVP Financial Aid
  • Shibu Thomas, EVP Admissions and Marketing
  • Sharon Treumuth, EVP of Operations
  • Greg Brenner, CTO
  • Shaun Fracassi, Vice President for Career Services

Online Education[edit]

In 2011, Ross College began offering an online Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science degree completion program for Ross graduates.[9] By August 2012, Ross College launched three other online Associate Degree Programs.[10]

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