The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.

The Northerner

GALLERY: NKU breaks ground on Health Innovation Center

Northern+Kentucky+University+broke+ground+on+the+Health+Innovation+Center+fall+of+2015.+
Northern Kentucky University broke ground on the Health Innovation Center fall of 2015.

Northern Kentucky University broke ground on the Health Innovation Center fall of 2015.

Abby Anstead

Abby Anstead

Northern Kentucky University broke ground on the Health Innovation Center fall of 2015.

Lindsey Rudd

Abby Anstead, News Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Labs that simulate emergency situations will be classrooms for students in health professions, high-tech mannequins will serve as patients for real-world practice and innovative technology will help students secure health information.

Governor Steven L. Beshear and Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns joined state officials and members of the community in the groundbreaking of the Health Innovation Center on Wednesday.

“Through this new learning center, NKU is helping us improve our education programs to prepare our young leaders for the increasingly high-tech jobs of the 21st century, and making Kentucky more competitive as companies seek out highly skilled, capable employees,” Gov. Beshear said. “Our future looks bright as we continue to partner with our higher education community to raise our education standards and rankings.”

The Health Innovation Center will be home to more than just health professions. The College of Informatics will also have a place in the new facility, as an important component of Health Informatics will be securing healthcare information.

Dr. Dale Scalise-Smith, dean of the College of Health Professions, said that students in the School of the Arts will also have a place in the facility, as creative arts therapy is a possible B.A. and M.A.

The Health Innovation Center will be connected to Founders Hall, which will be renovated during construction. The five-story facility will boast 95,492 square feet in addition to the 111,639 square feet available in Founders Hall.

The Commonwealth of Kentucky granted $97 million to fund the entire project, and St. Elizabeth gifted another $8 million towards the development of a two-story simulation center.

The Health Innovation Center is designed by CO Architects of Los Angeles and GBBN Architects of Cincinnati. Turner Construction of Cincinnati will serve as the construction manager. The facility is expected to be complete in May 2018.

President Geoffrey Mearns (left) and Governor Steven Beshear (right) at the groundbreaking of the HIC.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Comments

comments

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • GALLERY: NKU breaks ground on Health Innovation Center

    Arts & Life

    Minds of Tomorrow: Alpha Phi Alpha hosts Leadership Development Institute

  • GALLERY: NKU breaks ground on Health Innovation Center

    A&L Features

    WATCH: Students take stress break at petting zoo

  • GALLERY: NKU breaks ground on Health Innovation Center

    A&L Features

    Take Back the Night: Survivors share their stories

  • GALLERY: NKU breaks ground on Health Innovation Center

    Arts & Life

    Sustainability: Where to go and where we’ve been

  • GALLERY: NKU breaks ground on Health Innovation Center

    Arts & Life

    Mother’s battle with cancer inspires 2 NKU sisters

  • GALLERY: NKU breaks ground on Health Innovation Center

    Campus Events

    Negro League teams honored at annual All-Star game

  • GALLERY: NKU breaks ground on Health Innovation Center

    Arts & Life

    GALLERY: MLK Candlelight Vigil ignites passion in NKU community

  • GALLERY: NKU breaks ground on Health Innovation Center

    Campus Events

    What to do on campus this week

  • GALLERY: NKU breaks ground on Health Innovation Center

    Campus Events

    Student-run film festival to show top independent films

  • GALLERY: NKU breaks ground on Health Innovation Center

    Campus Events

    “Full House” child star urges addicts not to stand alone

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.
GALLERY: NKU breaks ground on Health Innovation Center