GMercyU's Next Chapter of Healthcare Innovation
Imagine a world where the power of technology converges with compassionate patient care. A world where the quest for accessible and equitable healthcare is supported by interprofessional teams dedicated to treating the whole person.
An Exciting New Addition to Campus
Made possible by a transformational $10 million gift from the Maguire Foundation, the Frances M. Maguire Healthcare Innovation Center (HIC) will prepare students to address the healthcare needs of today and tomorrow, with the goal of improving access and equity for all.
In the new 63,000-square-foot building — which will be the largest academic building on GMercyU's campus when it opens in 2025— technological advancements will converge with a compassionate healthcare mindset. Healthcare majors will collaborate with Social Work, Psychology, Computer Information Science, and students in many other majors as they learn to advocate for the "whole" patient.
Students will emerge as capable and confident healthcare professionals in the Mercy tradition.
Take a Fly-Through Tour
Features of the Frances M. Maguire Healthcare Innovation Center
- 12 lecture-style classrooms and 15 student study rooms
- 15 state-of-the-art simulation rooms and nine skills labs for multidisciplinary use, including emergency room, maternity, patient care, pediatric and home care/studio apartment settings
- The Frances Cannata Stimmler ’66 and Joseph Stimmler Inspiration Station, a multi-functioning space that will host seminars, speakers, and large-scale simulation experiences where GMercyU partners with community healthcare, emergency management, and other municipal services for emergency preparedness drills
- High-tech learning tools including:
- Simulation manikins with interchangeable parts and accessories to create a variety of simulated patients with various skin tones
- Anatomage Table that provides a virtual, interactive 3D anatomy and physiology dissection platform
- Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Teaching (VERT) simulated radiation therapy system
- ASL-5000 lung simulator, capable of replicating a wide range of lung conditions for patients of all ages, among others
- A self-serve café and outdoor gathering spaces
- A nurse’s station and a new outdoor environmental experience area for students
Find Your Path
Now more than ever, there is a tremendous demand for healthcare professionals of all kinds. GMercyU’s Frances M. Maguire Healthcare Innovation Center will bring together students from various majors to learn how to meet the diverse needs of patients, families, and communities.
Computer Information Science – Technology plays an increasingly critical role in providing high quality, patient-centered healthcare. With access to the latest tools, technology and real-world learning experiences, GMercyU students can choose from three concentrations: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Cybersecurity & Computer Forensics, and Web Design & Multimedia.
Medical Laboratory Science – Identify sources of disease and assess data to enable physicians to make a diagnosis or determine treatment. A career with no direct patient interaction, this is a perfect choice for science-lovers seeking a “behind the scenes” role.
Nursing – Meet the urgent need for more nurses. GMercyU nurses are widely known for providing patient-centered compassionate care in the Mercy tradition, also emerging as advocates for greater equity and access to a healthier society.
Occupational Science/Therapy – Improve a patient’s ability to complete everyday tasks and dramatically improve the quality of life of those with physical or developmental challenges. With GMercyU’s 3+2 program, students can earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in just five years.
Psychology – GMercyU’s degree prepares students to dive immediately into full-time work after graduation, earn your master's degree and pursue licensure as a therapist or counselor, or pursue one of many other careers that value experience in psychology.
Public Health – Anything that impacts the health of individuals and communities — from the opioid crisis to obesity to climate change — is public health. With GMercyU’s 4+1 option, students can earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree and become a Certified Health Education Specialist in the process. If you’re looking to support a healthier society, a career in public health is a great option.
Radiation Therapy – Collaborate with teams of specialists to expertly locate and neutralize cancer using cutting edge equipment. GMercyU’s Virtual Environment for Radiation Therapy (VERT) machine helps students build confidence in their skills before working with patients.
Radiologic Technology – Help physicians diagnose patient diseases and conditions by performing x-rays, computed tomography (CT), MRI, mammography and other diagnostic medical imaging procedures.
Respiratory Care – Meet the urgent need for more Respiratory Therapists who evaluate, diagnose, and treat heart and lung issues, including chronic diseases and emergencies. GMercyU’s program is ranked in the top 1 percent nationwide for success in preparing students to become licensed Respiratory Therapists.
Ask us about our St. Luke’s University Health Network partnership – you could receive up to $100,000 in tuition funding toward a respiratory care degree, mentoring from St. Luke's, and guaranteed employment at St. Luke's!
Social Work – Learn to address economic and social justice concerns, from homelessness to community violence, substance abuse, organizational diversity, and child welfare. GMercyU’s Mercy values make a real difference in preparing social workers who help lift people up.
GMercyU also offers graduate programs in Counseling, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, and more.