Northern Kentucky University
will soon build a $97 million Health Innovations Center
. Although plans for the center are still in the early stages, it will likely include classrooms and research labs.
The Center’s goal is to help improve the region’s health care in the short-term and help transform how medical care is delivered in the long-term.
St. Elizabeth’s Healthcare
helped lobby for the new center, but hasn’t committed to placing clinics or other operations inside the building to cater to patients. They also haven’t said if they will pay for the programming.
The new center will likely include input from NKU’s Health Informatics and Big Data programs; training for nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other growing professions; and recruiting by innovative health care companies to link with students.
By Caitlin Koenig
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