Texas Woman’s University Building $107M Health Sciences Center
Texas Woman’s University (TWU) will break ground on a $107 million health sciences center designed as a hub for community and rural health efforts. TWU says the project will significantly expand healthcare education, research and service. The school hopes the center will spur collaborative programming among the university’s five colleges, aiming to graduate 30% more nursing and healthcare professionals and support the state’s plan to produce more health professionals.
The 136,000-square-foot facility will be built on seven acres adjacent to Parliament Village, a TWU residential community in Denton. It will serve students in the allied health care fields—such as nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy—with a particular emphasis on preparing students to serve in rural settings. The building will include state-of-the-art labs, classrooms, collaborative workspaces, outdoor clinic sites and a teaching kitchen, as well as community health care clinics and training spaces for students.
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