Albany State breaks ground for $8 million medical simulation center
by Alan Mauldin in the Albany HeraldGo to https://www.albanyherald.com/: “The Georgia Chamber reports that 122,000 health care jobs will need to be filled by 2025 in our state,” the Phoebe CFO and chief administrative officer said. “Nationally, 80,000 qualified nursing school applicants were turned away in 2019 because of insufficient resources, not enough facilities or faculty to teach them…With a little help from some friends, Albany State University celebrated the coming nursing and health sciences simulation center with University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue among those who showed up don a hard hat and toss some dirt.” Read the full article HEREGo to https://www.albanyherald.com/news/albany-state-breaks-ground-for-8-million-medical-simulation-center/article_e8921f78-71a5-11ed-bcb1-1f839bf972a0.html.
This new building project will be located in a current green space on the existing campus. The project consists of a single-story simulation lab facility of approximately 16,338 gross square feet. The building will be steel framed construction with steel columns and beams and supporting metal deck.
The project consists of a new one-story 17,455 GSF nursing and health science simulation lab facility located in a current green space on the existing West campus of Albany State University. The structure will be steel framed construction with steel columns and beams supporting metal deck. The building will be used to teach nursing and health science in a simulated environment. The new simulation facility will include a simulated hospital, clinic, home facilities, active learning environments and administrative supports spaces.