An addition to the St. Ambrose Center for Health Sciences Education at Genesis was formally dedicated and blessed Thursday, Aug. 14. The new wing complements the original $11.5 million facility — located on the southeast corner of Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park, Davenport — and, among other things, is housing the university's new Master of Physician Assistant Studies program.
"Students in St. Ambrose's new Master of Physician Assistant Studies program are preparing for rewarding careers in these state-of-the-art facilities," said Sister Joan Lescinski, CSJ, president of St. Ambrose. "Through this new program and expanded academic space, St. Ambrose continues in its commitment to serve the community by preparing highly qualified health care professionals to address local and regional needs."
The 13,000-square-foot addition cost $3.5 million and includes a clinical skills lab and exam suite that simulates a medical office practice setting and emergency and trauma care. The space also features a 78-seat lecture hall equipped with enhanced technology for distance education delivery; space to support more interprofessional and post-graduate continuing education; additional classroom, study and meeting areas; and offices for the MPAS program and faculty, as well as the College of Health and Human Services dean.