- When: Monday, November 1 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Where: SSCC's Central Campus | 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, OH 45133
- Dedication ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m., followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:00 p.m. (by the Highland Co. Chamber of Commerce) Light refreshments will be served.
- Architect Firm: App Architecture
- Approximately 20,000 sq. ft. (45% new construction)
- Construction Cost: $3,669,369.84
- Construction Firm: Perkins Carmack General Construction
- Construction Timeline: June 2020 - August 2021
- Three fully equipped mid-level skill labs
- Four - 30 capacity classrooms
- State-of-the-art simulation center with control room
- Simulated modern health office
- Student study and collaboration areas
- Cutting edge virtual capabilities in every classroom space
Southern State Community College is proud to open its Health Science Center, a state-of-the-art education and simulation environment. Including a full-scale simulation lab mirroring modern hospital and health facilities, mid-level skill labs, and contemporary lecture spaces, this renovation project illuminates the College's premier academic programs and provides students an extraordinary learning space. The operational efficiences and team-building opportunities realized by hosting similar programs such as nursing and medical technologies in a shared space further contribute to students' preparation for real-world application.
This capital investment positions students from across southern Ohio and beyond, to gain unprecedented exposure to equipment and spaces designed to prepare them for a seamless transition into the critical healthcare workforce. This includes employment in small, rural health care settings to placements in large, urban hospitals and health facilities. To date, Southern State has graduated over 1,400 Registered Nursing students and 1,200 Practical Nurses, along with hundreds of degree and certificate graduates in medical assisting, medical technology, and phlebotomy.
In addition to this major capital investment, the College has been fortunate to leverage a host of other state and philanthropic funding sources to equip this facility. The very first human patient simulators were purchased through the Southern State Foundation's Helen and Elmer Reed Fund (Fayette County), a generous fund dedicated to support the health sciences at Southern State. The state's RAPIDS program has provided nearly $315,000 to support the purchase of additional simulators and equipment, none of which would have been possible without this funding source.