GMercyU Receives Transformational Gift to Develop Frances M . Maguire Healthcare Innovation Campus
By : Kirsten Brydges
Gwynedd Mercy University received a transformational $ 10 million gift from The
Maguire Foundation to build the Frances M . Maguire Healthcare Innovation Campus on its main campus in Gwynedd Valley .
The development of a new state-ofthe-art healthcare innovation campus is part of a broader strategic plan to build on the University ’ s reputation for preparing Distinctive Mercy Graduates who make a real and lasting difference in the communities where they live and work .
Construction of the new 65,000 square foot Frances M . Maguire Healthcare Innovation Center , which will become the centerpiece of the Frances M . Maguire Healthcare Innovation Campus , is expected to begin within the next year . The space will include immersive simulation and skills labs that provide opportunities for students to practice clinical
10 TODAY skills and address complex patient scenarios .
The Center will become the hub on campus for inter-professional collaboration among programs . Students studying Public Health , Social Work , Occupational Therapy , Nursing , Respiratory Care , Radiation Therapy , Radiologic Technology , Psychology , and other fields will collaborate to provide optimized patient care , a best-practice in healthcare .
“ As we approach our 75th anniversary and prepare to launch a comprehensive campaign , we remain focused on adding more state-of- the-art facilities and technologies supporting innovative teaching and learning initiatives designed to enhance existing programs and support new market-responsive programs ,” said Deanne D ’ Emilio , JD , President of Gwynedd Mercy University . “ We are also focused on providing additional scholarship support to make a GMercyU education even more accessible to our current and future students .”