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D'Youville awarded $5 Million HECap Grant

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- D'Youville is proud to announce that it was awarded $5 million by New York State through the Higher Education Capital (HECap) Matching Grant Program for the construction of the Health Professions Hub. HECap grants assist in the financing of capital projects and equipment purchases by independent institutions of higher learning in New York State.

"This is an incredible opportunity not only for D'Youville, but for the Buffalo-Niagara Region," said D'Youville President Lorrie Clemo, PhD. "The Health Professions Hub will be a one-of-a-kind, patient-centered health professions training facility that focuses on answering the healthcare needs of tomorrow."

Buffalo has been designated by the national government as an area with a shortage of health professionals, and along with this shortage, there is a gap in the education and training of health professionals to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry. As an established leader in the education of health professionals, D'Youville is uniquely positioned to help alleviate these issues through The Hub and the forward-thinking training and education methods The Hub will provide.

The Hub will prepare future healthcare providers through innovative educational methods with an emphasis on inter-professional practice. This will assure that all health professions students can truly function on an integrated team focused on high-quality, patient-centered care.

Inside The Hub, patients, students, and visitors will find a clinic, diagnostic center, and pharmacy, all featuring well-trained staff and students offering rehabilitation, physical therapy, and chiropractic care, as well as workforce training rooms, inter-professional simulations, and an amphitheater for professional development conferences and community events.

"So many people have helped and will continue to help us along this journey, building the best healthcare training facility in the region," said Clemo. "Our heartfelt thanks to everyone, from Western New York to Albany and beyond, for this significant investment in The Hub and its mission to serve patients and health professionals of the future."