Springfield College To Break Ground on New Health Sciences Center

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College will break ground on its new Health Sciences Center on April 21.

The new facility, to be located at the corner of Alden Street and Sheffield Street, will, according to school officials, “train the next generation of health professionals through transformative learning experiences,” while also strengthening the relationship of the college with the surrounding community and “increasing interdisciplinary learning and access for educating the whole student.”

The state-of-the-art facility will feature technology-rich classrooms and immersive learning laboratories, a simulation suite, including facilities for high-fidelity simulation and live standardized patients, plus an operating suite, and remotely observable examination and treatment rooms, and a functional living suite with kitchen, bedroom, living room, and bathroom for interdisciplinary rehabilitation practices.

It will also feature interdisciplinary telehealth resources to enable experiences with evolving forms of reaching the people served by the school, a maker space for design and creation of new health and wellness technologies that is interdisciplinary and collaborative and will involve faculty and students from the entire college, and a human anatomy laboratory.