NKU breaks ground on $105 million Health Innovation Center

Ground was officially broken this week on NKU’s Health Innovation Center, funded by a $97 million allocation from the Kentucky General Assembly and an $8 million investment from St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

Gov. Steve Beshear joined Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns and state and local dignitaries Oct. 21 at a groundbreaking ceremony for the university’s Health Innovation Center.

Mearns said the facility will enable the university to educate the community’s next generation of health care professionals and health care leaders.

“In our region and throughout the Commonwealth there is a well-documented need to expand existing programs and to create new programs to educate health care providers of the 21st century,” Mearns said. “A study that was recently conducted by our Center for Economic Analysis and Development concluded that our region will need more than 50,000 new qualified health care workers just by the year 2020.”

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