Fairfield University Groundbreaking: Center for Nursing and Health Studies


Media Contact: Teddy DeRosa, tderosa@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 ext. 2118

The media is invited to attend. Still photography, video and television filming is permitted.

Fairfield University is hosting a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for the Center for Nursing and Health Studies building, on Thursday, April 21, beginning at 9:30am.

Who: Fairfield University students and administrators, faculty and staff for the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and local community leaders. University President, Jeffrey P. von Arx will make remarks, along with provost Lynn Babington and Egan School of Nursing dean, Meredith Kazer.

When/Where: Thursday, April 21, 9:30 a.m. Fairfield University campus. Behind the School of Nursing by the St. Francis Statue. Refreshments will follow the ceremony in the adjacent Bannow Science Center.

What: As the University continues to be a leader in nursing education, the groundbreaking ceremony will signify the beginning of the next journey for the nursing and health sciences programs. The building will house advanced learning environments and equipment, including state-of-the-art clinical settings and workspaces like the anesthesia simulation room, a control room, which allows students to craft simulated experiences. And the women’s health, neonatal ICU, and home care room.

The facility will also house the Kanarek Center for Palliative & Supportive Nursing Education. Palliative Care is the treatment of individuals who are suffering, or in the final stages of life. The goal of palliative care is to allow individuals and their families to experience enhanced quality of life with support from a multidisciplinary healthcare team.

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Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools. In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

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Posted on April 21, 2016

Vol. 48, No. 123

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