Ground Broken for Health Care Facility

Ground Broken for Health Care Facility

A groundbreaking ceremony for Creighton University Medical Center’s University Campus building at 24th and Cuming streets took place on May 7.

Designed to meet the needs of the community, the new facility will broaden Creighton University Medical Center’s offerings and deepen educational opportunities for Creighton medical and health sciences students.

With family medicine, an imaging center, pediatrics, women’s health services, psychiatry and physical therapy, along with an emergency room and a 24-hour pharmacy, the new center will be focused on a team approach to health care and will also strengthen ties to Creighton’s community health care partners.

“At a Jesuit institution, the mission is to put resources where they can do the greatest good for the greatest number of people in need,” said dean of the Creighton School of Medicine Robert “Bo” Dunlay, MD’81. “The goal is to create a different platform for providing care and this will be a great help in providing that care and educating students.”

Aiming at preventive medicine, family medicine and a general roundtable approach to health care, the University Campus facility will become a hub for service and education.

“We were running a large, complex academic medical center and we needed a way to better coordinate services for the people we help,” said Dale Davenport, associate dean of administration for the School of Medicine. “We needed a simpler way to connect people to health care. And we’ll be training students to deliver this kind of health care, a community-based, team-based approach, well into the future.”