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Jones Waldo Involved in New Medical School Opening in Utah


Jones Waldo, one of Utah’s most enduring and prestigious law firms, is pleased to announce their involvement in assisting a brand new medical school to locate their new facility in southern Utah. Set to open in August 2017, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Southern Utah branch chose Ivins for its new location. Jones Waldo’s attorneys were involved in the efforts to secure accreditation and also assisted with the planning of the project as well as the and variety of municipal, health and real estate  law aspects of securing what will be the second medical school in the state.

“It’s always an honor to see how our attorney’s work positively affect our communities and the state,” said Keven Rowe, President of Jones Waldo. “Our involvement in successfully assisting Rocky Vista University in choosing Utah for its second location shows our commitment to Utah and the influence of our firm.”

Jones Waldo attorney Tim Anderson directed the efforts for this project, and as leader of the health law practice, has over 37 years of experience handling all aspects of corporate organization and operations as well as management of litigation. An avid member of the St. George community, he has also been involved in other major projects impacting the Southern Utah area, including Dixie State becoming a four year university. He is also the leader of the firm’s International Practice Group he has served as lead counsel on commercial law projects throughout the EU and in China.  He also works in the area of Health Law and is currently the Chairman of the Health Law Section of the Utah State Bar.

“We may not recognize it fully now, but we’ll realize a few years down the road just how significant this announcement is that a brand new medical school campus will be located in southern Utah,” said Tim Anderson. “This will give college students throughout the state, and even in other states nearby, more options for education at very high levels and will certainly add to the great healthcare environment that has been well- established in the St. George area.”

Rocky Vista University (RVU) is dedicated to Achieving New Heights in Medical Education and RVU has always focused on the Mountain West States and particularly on primary care.

“The privilege and opportunity to partner with the academic community in Southern Utah and to reach out to the many healthcare facilities in Southern Utah; to create a pathway for the next generation of physicians to matriculate from those Universities and then train at RVUCOM SU, to seek residencies in Utah, and practice in Utah is my motivation for investing our time and talent in Southern Utah,” said Dr. Adams, President and CEO of Rocky Vista University. “Our graduates will enhance the health of the communities they touch and always remembering that the patient entrusted to them is someone’s mother, brother, sister or spouse because Dr. Francis Peabody reminds us that “the secret of the care of the patient is caring for the patient.”