曼彻斯特 University celebrates major milestone in expansion of 韦恩堡 location

Oct 2, 2023, 08:54 AM by 克洛伊Leckrone
曼彻斯特 University officials held a small beam-raising ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 26 to commemorate the placement of the location’s final structural beam and completion of the building’s expanded frame. The ceremony marks a significant milestone in the nearly $20 million expansion of its health sciences hub located on the campus of Parkview Regional Medical Center in 韦恩堡.

曼彻斯特 University celebrated a major milestone in the ongoing expansion of its 韦恩堡 location.

University officials held a small beam-raising ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 26 to commemorate the placement of the location’s final structural beam and completion of the building’s expanded frame. The ceremony marks a significant milestone in the nearly $20 million expansion of its health sciences hub located on the campus of Parkview Regional Medical Center in 韦恩堡.

“Raising this beam into place is a huge step toward the finish line for this critical investment in our faculty, our students and the future of our university,史黛西·杨说, president of 曼彻斯特 University. “This expansion and investment is also an important development in helping health care providers meet the critical needs in the communities they serve, and it will also enhance 曼彻斯特 University’s role as a health science hub in 韦恩堡, Allen County and throughout the region.”

The expansion will add more than 32,000 square feet of space and state-of-the-art capabilities to 曼彻斯特’s 韦恩堡 operations, strengthening 曼彻斯特’s commitment to its neighbors in northeast Indiana and expanding its educational opportunities in health careers that are in high demand. Key aspects of the expansion will include the creation of an interprofessional clinic, which will provide students and faculty with hands-on opportunities and experience serving a high-need population in the region.

Other new additions include state-of-the-art physical therapy teaching labs, research and classroom spaces, nursing simulation and skills laboratory, and a variety of versatile collaboration areas for students. The University will replace the existing façade to include a new entrance and two-story addition. There also will be a significant bump-out on the back of the second floor faculty and staff suite and a new café and patio. 

Even students in online-exclusive programs – such as 曼彻斯特’s graduate degree in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics – will benefit from the upgrades in technology and expansion of 曼彻斯特’s interprofessional education opportunities.

It will also enhance 曼彻斯特’s nursing program, which earlier this year earned full, five-year accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). This accreditation covers both its 韦恩堡-based Accelerated BSN Second Degree program and its traditional, four-year track for a bachelor’s degree in nursing, which includes some on-site instruction in 韦恩堡

Other current 曼彻斯特 University 韦恩堡 programs benefiting from this expansion will include the Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Athletic Training and Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics.

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