Rural Health Education Building groundbreaking set for Sept. 5

Kearney City Sign

 The University of Nebraska at Kearney and University of Nebraska Medical Center will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new UNK-UNMC Rural Health Education Building, a cutting-edge facility that will grow the state’s rural health care workforce and help communities thrive.

When the Rural Health Education Complex opens, not only will medical, public health and pharmacy students be able to attend class on the Kearney campus for the first time, but existing allied health and nursing students will enjoy expanded class and program offerings.

In all, the new facility will allow for the doubling of the number of health care students in Kearney, bringing the total number to more than 600.

When fully operational, the Rural Health Education Building and existing Health Science Education Complex will support about 240 local jobs and have an annual economic impact estimated at $34.5 million.