Sept. 26, 2019
Yesterday, I had the honor of joining with representatives from the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance, members of our Board of Trustees, generous benefactors, the governor of Arizona, the mayor of Phoenix, and other dignitaries at the site of our future health sciences campus in downtown Phoenix to celebrate the beginning stages of construction on this beautiful, modern facility.
The campus at Park Central is expected to open in 2021, and will eventually serve nearly 900 Creighton students studying and training as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and physical and occupational therapists.
These Creighton-educated health professionals will go on to meet the growing demand for health care providers in Phoenix, the state of Arizona, and the Southwest, while serving the communities in which they live and work.
Our expansion in Phoenix dovetails with our continued commitment to health care education and patient care with partners in Omaha and other locales. In fact, Creighton is well on its way to becoming the largest Catholic health professions educator in the country.
The ceremonial groundbreaking yesterday marks a major milestone in the history of Creighton University. A special note of gratitude to all of you who made this special day possible, including faculty, staff, and students. I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.
Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD