We are proud to call Spokane’s University District our neighborhood. It’s an area that is ripe for growth and innovation. It features six universities and colleges, private businesses, startups and recreation.
And it’s not done growing just yet.
Here are some latest developments that we are excited about:
(Ed. Note: The latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine is available as a PDF here. It is also distributed statewide to WSU alumni and friends. We will share a story each day from the latest issue on the blog. Enjoy!)
By Lorraine Nelson
With their vision of true inter-professional education in mind, teaching faculty from medicine, nursing and pharmacy are spending many hours together designing the interior spaces and work flow plan for the soon-to-be-built University District Health Clinic.
The University District Health Clinic – which will allow health sciences students on the WSU Spokane campus to gain valuable work experience and be home to medical residencies – will celebrate its groundbreaking on May 6 at 9:00 a.m.
The Northwest Regional Rural Health Conference is in Spokane this week, giving rural health providers and others the chance to share information, tips, strategies and more.
WSU Spokane is a sponsor of the event, and Chancellor Lisa Brown spoke to about 50 attendees during one session on the need for a second public medical school in Washington and WSU’s plans to pursue one.
Crews brought down most of the Perione Warehouse on campus this morning as demolition work begins at the site of the future University District Health Clinic.
If not for the greater Spokane community, our campus wouldn’t sit along the beautiful Spokane River.
Our campus wouldn’t be able to grow like it has over the past 25 years. Without the Spokane community and the many partnerships it has offered, our pursuit of a medical school here would hit a brick wall.
Our academic programs tout teamwork and an inter-professional approach to health care.
So it’s no wonder we’d want to walk the talk. We have a terrific track record of working with community organizations, and we continue to do so with Gonzaga University, The Center for Justice, Empire Health Foundation and Providence Health Care.
This team – which we are proud to be part of – is working to bring health and legal services to low-income families.
Studies show those in lower income environments are more prone to poor health because they don’t have access to the care they need. They also may lack access to the legal services that may be needed.
Law students and medical residents will use teamwork to pinpoint those that need health and legal services and address them.
Teamwork produces great results. There’s no need for us or Gonzaga to build a wall on our sides of the Spokane River. It’s better for the community for us to build bridges and become a team. This is exactly what we’re doing with this new medical-legal partnership
Last week, the WSU Board of Regents met in Spokane and among the items it took action on was the approval of the design of the University District Health Clinic, which will be built on our campus. The clinic is part of the Spokane Teaching Health Center, a consortium of WSU Spokane, Providence Health Care and Empire Health Foundation.
The clinic will be a teaching site for medical residents.