Bay College opens Health Studies Area

ESCANABA – Bay College will be hosting an open house Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern time) of their newly renovated and expanded Allied Health/Nursing space on the Escanaba campus.

The ribbon cutting and a short presentation will be held at 2:05 p.m. The project includes a renovation of the largest lecture hall on campus which seats 72 students, two classrooms as well as a complete revamping of the nursing education area.

“Our new space is so exciting” said Dr Laura Coleman, president. “The new nursing labs and human simulation has modernized allied health and nursing education. It’s amazing, and gives our students the opportunity for better and more effective health care training.”

The expanded nursing area includes new faculty and staff offices, two fundamental nursing lecture labs, and a four-room human simulation center.

Each room simulates a hospital environment, with a human simulation mannequin in each room. The Sim family is life like, and includes SimMan, SimMom and her delivery baby, SimJr and SimNewB. They are computer controlled to simulate a vast array of medical conditions that need medical care.

“Come see for yourself how computers have modernized health care training,” indicated Coleman. “We are so grateful for the foresight of the late John and Melissa Besse, Bay College Trustees and the State of Michigan for funding the $1.5 million state of the art project.”

The public is welcome to tour the facility and meet the Sim family. The allied health/nursing area is located in the Health and Applied Technology building of Bay College just off Danforth Road. Contact the Bay College Foundation office at (906) 217-1700 for additional information.