One Door Closes But Another Remains Open For Parkview (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

September 13, 2013 Updated Sep 13, 2013 at 6:08 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- Parkview Hospital's Plan for an Autism Center in Huntington has been scrapped.

Hospital officials say delays in the state review and approval of the project and the lack of necessary partnerships with behavioral therapists, have put hospital officials in a position where they cannot move forward with plans to operate a comprehensive autism center. The hospital announced plans for the center last October.

The autism center may be placed on hold but Parkview is moving forward with a corporate partnership with WGU Indiana. The state's online university says the agreement involves a tuition discount of five percent for employees of the health provider.

A Parkview spokesperson says the partnership is a win-win for employees who would like to further their education through the university's flexible schedule.

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