BGSU breaks ground on new student health center | News
BOLWING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) – Bowling Green State University broke ground on a new student health center Thursday.
The current student health center on campus is more than 50 years old. The building will be renovated and turned into classroom space once the new $5 million student health center is complete on the other side of campus.
The new center, to be called the Falcon Health Center, will be located at the intersection of East Wooster and South College Streets. The project is a partnership between the university and Wood County Hospital.
“I think this is an opportunity to expand campus, both, not only on the facility side but the opportunity for them to get better quality service by partnering with Wood County Hospital,” said Student Government President Alex Solis.
Officials say the center will offer a wider variety of services as well.
“In terms of women’s health, access to gynecologists – specialist in all fields that Wood County [Hospital] has available,” said University President Mary Ellen Mazy.
“We want to try to improve continuity of care. We want to try to help the university in terms of saving money and again we collaborate on many, many things in terms of internships and training for students,” said Stanley Korducki, President of Wood County Hospital.
About $1.6 million is students fees will no longer be needed to fund the current health center. That money will be used to renovate the recreation center on campus. The Falcon Health Center is expected to be completed by the fall.
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