WHAT: The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing will receive the largest gift in its 40-year history, a donation from Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. The gift will help the School of Nursing transform nursing education in South Texas by offering three new degree programs and building a ‘virtual hospital’ on the Health Science Center campus.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8.
WHERE: School of Nursing Building at the UT Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio. (Guards will direct you to free parking area.)
WHO: UT Health Science Center President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP School of Nursing Dean Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Kevin C. Moriarty, president and chief executive officer of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc.
Roy R. Campbell III, chair of the board of directors, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc.
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro
Note: At 9:30 a.m., news media are encouraged to attend a photo/video opportunity in the School of Nursing’s clinical skills lab where nursing instructors and students will provide demonstrations and simulations. Also at that time, one-on-one interviews can be conducted with executive leadership of the UT Health Science Center and Methodist Healthcare Ministries. A Spanish-speaking spokesperson will be available.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. is the largest faith-based, not-for-profit, private funding source for community healthcare services to low-income families and the uninsured in South Texas and is half-owner of the Methodist Healthcare System. For more information, visit www.mhm.org.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas and one of the major health sciences universities in the world. With an operating budget of $668 million, the Health Science Center is the chief catalyst for the $16.3 billion biosciences and health care sector in San Antonio’s economy. The Health Science Center has had an estimated $36 billion impact on the region since inception and has expanded to six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. More than 25,600 graduates (physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and other health professionals) serve in their fields, including many in Texas. Health Science Center faculty are international leaders in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, aging, stroke prevention, kidney disease, orthopaedics, research imaging, transplant surgery, psychiatry and clinical neurosciences, pain management, genetics, nursing, dentistry and many other fields. For more information, visit www.uthscsa.edu.