Evansville to Dedicate 'Transformative' Medical Campus

Posted: Updated:
EVANSVILLE -

Officials in Evansville will Thursday cut the ribbon on what some are calling a transformational project. Steve Becker, director of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Evansville, says the $70 million Stone Family Center for Health Sciences reflects a regional approach to build something together that could not have been accomplished by one individual entity. 

"The facility is a phenomenal world class facility which, by its own merits, warrants great attention. But in reality, it is all the collaboration the coming together of our region to support this project that really is transformative," said Becker. "I think it has injected a can-do spirit in southwestern Indiana and you can see the downtown literally transforming right now."

Officials broke ground on the four-story, more than 140,000-square-foot facility in October 2015. It will serve as the home for medical education programs for Indiana University, the University of Evansvillle, and the University of Southern Indiana, who all collaborated on the project. 

The campus features a simulation center on the second floor, a dental clinic from the IU School of Dentistry, and a research facility for the Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institute that Becker says will allow for clinical research that had not previously been done in Evansville.

Becker adds the facility will be a major boon to downtown Evansville.

"We'll have 400 to 500 graduate students training in the heart of downtown Evansville. Already, the vast majority of my students have moved downtown," said Becker. "We have several new projects underway. A second major hotel is under construction. We have a new 150-unit apartment complex being built three or four blocks from the campus, so you can see all these projects already jump starting. I am optimistic that the downtown Evansville core will become the center of what every great region needs, which is a vibrant downtown core."

The facility was named in honor of Connecticut-based SS&C Technologies Inc. founder Bill Stone following a $15 million donation earlier this year.

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will lead the dedication ceremony and will be joined by Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, IU President Michael McRobbie, UE President Christopher Pietruszkiewicz, and USI President Ronald Rochon.

  • Perspectives

    • What Makes Up Quality of Place?

      Economic development is a hot topic these days. With the economy continuing to chug along in robust fashion and unemployment approaching historic lows, communities are refining their objectives and priorities to eek every drop of benefit they can from these financially strong times. Nowhere is this focus greater than with “quality of place,” As cities and states think about how they can distinguish themselves from their peers, a common starting point is developing a...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Computer Science, Gaming Collide With 'Hour of Code'

      Elementary school students in the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township in Indianapolis are getting an early lesson in coding through the international Hour of Code program. The initiative is designed to give people an introduction to computer science and coding, and Lynn Hodgkin, elementary media coordinator for the district, says it takes a game-centered approach to teaching coding to kids. The students are participating in the Hour of Code at the...

    • The Heritage Group Founder to be Remembered

      Services are set for noted businessman and philanthropist Fred Fehsenfeld, founder of Indianapolis-based The Heritage Group, who passed away last week at the age of 94. Fehsenfeld, a graduate of Purdue University and decorated World War II veteran, will be remembered Saturday during a Celebration of Life, at The Center on the northwest side of Indianapolis.

    • St. Vincent Names Manas Regional President

      Julie Manas has been selected to serve as regional president of the St. Vincent North Region, which includes St. Vincent Anderson, Carmel, Fishers, Kokomo, Mercy, Randolph and Williamsport hospitals. She has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and most recently comes from Hospital Sisters Health System, Western Wisconsin Division, where she held the role of president and chief executive officer.

    • On-Air

      Find out when and where you can watch and listen to our reports.

    • The Amazon Effect: How Big is The Economic Impact?

      Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, increased his net worth by $6.44 billion dollars just by saying a few words. He announced the company's earnings on October 26, 2017, and Amazon stock jumped 8 percent. How are you impacted by the Amazon Effect?