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EDA, community partners help fund virtual hospital

September 2010

by Rosanne Fohn

Since University Health System agreed to contribute $750,000 toward the School of Nursing’s Clinical Simulation Center, the Economic Development Administration announced a $1 million grant to fund Phase 2 of the project.

Phase 2 will include an ambulatory surgical unit, pediatric unit, a birthing suite and mother and baby suite.

Additional funds for the project include:

  • Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. — $850,000 for simulation manikins and other equipment

  • Nursing Advisory Council committee member Donna Block and her husband, Eddie Block — $150,000

  • Alamo Travel Group President Patricia Pliego Stout — $25,000

  • Nursing Advisory Council — $25,000

  • School of Nursing — $300,000


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