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Simulation Center Mulit-bed educational center

Donors make dream reality

September 2012

by Rosanne Fohn

Construction of the 7, 281-square-foot Simulation Center & Clinical Learning Lab began in 2010 and was completed in spring 2012, with $3.9 million in funding from the following:

  • $1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration;

  • $850,000 from Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas (MHM). This gift is a portion of a $3.9 million gift from MHM to the School of Nursing that positions the school as the leader of a new, collaborative nursing education and leadership pipeline to address the nursing shortage in South Texas

state-of-the-art equipment provided by KCI for the Simulation Center
School of Nursing Dean Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, (left) shows off some of the state-of-the-art equipment provided by KCI for the Simulation Center. Standing with her are Garrett Kiesle, KCI vice president of global and commerical sales (center) and President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP.
  • $750,000 in construction support from University Health System;

  • $500,000 in equipment donated by KCI;

  • $300,000 from the School of Nursing;

  • $290,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration;

Donna Block (center) contributed a gift of $100,000 for the Simulation Center and Clinical Learning Lab
Nursing Advisory Council member Donna Block (center) contributed a gift of $100,000 for the Simulation Center and Clinical Learning Lab. With her are daughter-in-law Lynn Ragone (left) and daughter Kelly Bajec.
  • $100,000 from the family of alumna and former faculty member Ruth Ann Baldwin

  • $100,000 from Donna Block; and

  • $25,000 from the School of Nursing’s Nursing Advisory Council.

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