Catholic university breaks ground for $100 million health sciences campus in Phoenix

Catholic university breaks ground for $100 million health sciences campus in Phoenix

Creighton University, an Omaha, Nebraska-based Jesuit university that has operated a health sciences program in Phoenix for more than a decade, formally broke ground for a new $100 million, 180,000 square-foot health sciences campus in a major expansion of the area’s only Catholic medical school.

The facility, slated for completion by 2021, will create a home for 900 students, adding first- and second-year professional students to those in their third and fourth years already learning in the field at nearby Dignity St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

The project is also the centerpiece of a significant redevelopment project for one of the city’s iconic properties, transforming what was the city’s first retail shopping mall, Park Central.

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