Transforming the Future of Health Care
"Training the workforce of the future" is the philosophy behind the expansion of the NWTC Health Sciences Center, the home for cutting-edge health care training in Wisconsin. A ribbon cutting and community open house were held January 6 to celebrate the new learning environment.
Grand Opening Pictures of the Health Science 4th Floor
|Monday, January 06, 2014
Construction began May 2013 on the 13,500 square-foot expansion. The fourth floor addition features three new hands-on learning labs, including a Wellness Lab focusing on prevention; a Simulation Center for acute care; and a Caregiver Learning Lab for chronic disease management.
The new simulation labs will provide critical training opportunities for Health Sciences students. "We're training the health care workforce for the future," said Kay Tupala, NWTC’s dean of Health Sciences. “The opportunity to move clinical experience into the college environment through new simulation labs is incredibly important for our students.”
Capital Campaign a Success
With donor gifts covering $1.1 million of the project's $3.5 million total cost, the expansion ushers in a new era of learning that brings students' clinical experience into the college environment.
"The community made it possible to get the technology we needed to prepare our students. The lab settings mimic the health care workplaces our graduates will be employed in, and are critical to the success of our students. I'm very excited and couldn't be more thrilled with the response," said Tupala.
NWTC and the NWTC Foundation extend their gratitude to the following for their generous contributions toward the Health Sciences Center expansion:
- Bellin Health
- Cornerstone Foundation of Northeastern Wisconsin
- Festival Foods
- Emil and Gail Fischer
- Terry and Kris Fulwiler
- Green Bay Packers
- Philip and Elizabeth Hendrickson
- KC Stock Foundation
- Prevea Health - St. Vincent Hospital - St. Mary's Hospital
- Donald and Sandra Renard
- Schneider National Foundation
- Betty Strohschein
- Wisconsin Public Service Foundation
More About the Campaign and Expansion Project
For more information:
Contact Crystal Harrison at (920) 498-5541 or firstname.lastname@example.org