The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health (DCIH) is filled with the latest technology along with learning labs that are enriching the educational experience of Grand Valley health care students.
The five-story, 166,000-square-foot center opened in May on the Medical Mile in downtown Grand Rapids and is the third building on the Health Campus, joining the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences and Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall.
Daniel and Pamella DeVos were the lead donors for the project, with another 700 donors providing more than $20 million to help make this building a reality. The State of Michigan provided $29 million for the $70 million project.
The new building is helping Grand Valley accommodate expanding programs in emerging and growing fields at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Its 17 classrooms and 12 interactive laboratories are equipped to create interprofessional team environments and encourage collaboration.
President Philomena V. Mantella said there has never been a more important time for health professionals at all levels to be fully prepared for a changing future.
“Grand Valley has been a leader in the education of nursing and health professionals for decades,” said Mantella. “The addition of the DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health to our Health Campus enhances our ability to offer the very best technology and most innovative learning environment for our students, who will go on to provide world-class health care in our region and beyond.”