UNMC College of Nursing leaders visit Scottsbluff
A group of top leaders from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, including Chancellor Harold Maurer, M.D. were in Scottsbluff Tuesday evening.
The group stopped by the UNMC College of Nursing on a two-day, nine community trip around the state to learn about community needs and new initiatives and provide updates on how UNMC is improving health through education, research and patient care programs.
One of the main topics was a $370 million dollar "Cancer Campus" being planned that will benefit Nebraska in many ways. Robert Lewis, a professor in the Cancer Institute told KNEB News the new facility will be so large, it will cut a swath from north to south across the western end of the main UNMC campus. Lewis says it will transform cancer care across the state.
Lewis said the building will be enormous, at over 600,000 square feet. It will include a quarter of a million square feet just for research, and will include a 10 story tower. In addition to their stop in Scottsbluff at the College of Nursing, the group is meeting with community leaders in Alliance, Broken Bow, Chadron, Lexington, McCook, North Platte, Sidney and Valentine.
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