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May 2015

OSU-OKC to Break Ground at New Allied Health Building Site Featuring Variety Care Clinic

Artist rendering of the future Allied Health Building at OSU-OKC.

Pictured is a rendering of the future Allied Health Building at OSU-OKC. The building will house the university’s health sciences programs as well as a variety Care primary care clinic that will be open to students, faculty, staff and the community.

OSU-OKC's health sciences programs are flourishing and to accommodate their growth, the university has developed construction plans for a new, state-of-the-art building on campus. The two-story building will house all Health Sciences programs as well as a Variety Care primary care clinic that will be open to students, faculty, staff and the community.

“We are delighted to welcome Variety Care onto our campus for this exciting partnership,” said OSU-OKC President Natalie Shirley. “Our university, like most, has students, faculty and staff who inevitably need primary care during the year. In addition, our neighbors need access to care as well. Variety Care is a great partner for us because they will be able to offer primary care, dental and behavioral services. They also accept many different insurances and offer uninsured patients affordable cash options based on their income.”

Construction of the $13 million, 45,000-square-foot building is scheduled to be completed in time for the fall 2016 semester. Dewberry has been selected for architectural and engineering services, while Crossland Construction Company has been selected as the construction Mmanagement at risk for the project.

“The alliance between OSU-OKC and Variety Care will enable us as a university to align health profession education with the health care needs of the community,” said Danyel Germain, OSU-OKC health sciences division head. “Additionally, the new simulation center will allow for inter-professional, experiential learning as Health Sciences students and health care professionals simulate real-life patient scenarios side-by-side.”

OSU-OKC’s health sciences division includes the following programs: Nurse Science, Cardiovascular Ultrasound, Dietetic Technology and Health Care Administration.

To view progress of the Allied Health Building construction and to find out more information about OSU-OKC’s health sciences programs, visit www.osuokc.edu/health. Enrollment is currently open for the summer and fall semester at OSU-OKC. To enroll, visit www.osuokc.edu/enroll.

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