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Grand Valley State University

Building an advanced health care education experience

The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health at Grand Valley State University is the flagship building of the school's Health Campus in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dan and Pamella were the lead donors for the five-story, 166,000-square-foot health center that opened in 2021. The building houses advanced simulation technology and interactive laboratories and encourages collaboration by the thousands of students who use it each academic year. State-of-the-art scientific spaces in the building include electronic 3D modeling and imaging of the body and its organs, plastinated specimens, a virtual anatomy table, and classrooms with interactive walls and floors. The building also houses more than 400 works of art selected to enhance and support interprofessional team environments and encourage cross-disciplinary innovation and collaboration. This includes a spectacular Dale Chihuly glass sculpture, a gift from Dan and Pamella. “The quality of care in our region depends on how we prepare the health care professionals of tomorrow," Dan and Pamella said when asked about their support for the project. “This building's mission is focused on preparing future practitioners to work together—in partnership—in a clinical setting for the patient's benefit. We're eager to have this facility play a role in students reaching their full potential and patients receiving exemplary care in local health care facilities."
"The completion of this building is the apex of Grand Valley's Health Campus expansion, further enabling the university's leadership as the primary talent pipeline for frontline health professionals and nurses in West Michigan and our state. The DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health allows cross-disciplinary innovation and collaboration that will keep Grand Valley graduates at the forefront of their professions."
GVSU President Philomena V. Mantella
Katie Branch GVSU Center for Interprofessional Health
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