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A new home for the health sciences

Nov 13, 2023
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Werner Center Creighton

In August, Creighton opened the CL and Rachel Werner Center for Health Sciences Education — the new home for the School of Medicine and a state-of-the-art facility embracing Creighton’s commitment to interprofessional education.

Located to the east of U.S. Highway 75, the 145,000-square-foot, five-story facility brings future physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, pharmacists, physician assistants and paramedicine (EMS) technicians all together to learn and work under one roof. An estimated 5,900 students, faculty, staff and visitors will use the building every year.

The CL and Rachel Werner Center is student focused, with nearly every square foot of the facility dedicated to classrooms, collaboration and hands-on learning for the School of Medicine, the College of Nursing and the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. Most offices for faculty and staff are located in the Criss Complex, which is connected to the CL and Rachel Werner Center via the FNBO Bridge.

Creighton’s innovative approach to interprofessional health sciences education embraces team-based care, drawing on all disciplines to treat the whole person. Systems are streamlined, efforts integrated, silos squashed.

“This facility is a platform that opens up so many possibilities for the development of team-based education,” says School of Medicine Dean Robert “Bo” Dunlay, MD’81. “And it’s a platform as good as you’re going to find anywhere in the country. As are the simulation spaces, the learning spaces and the socialization spaces.”

Read more about the new building.