April 3, 2023
HARRISBURG, Pa. – UPMC today announced its support of Harrisburg University’s health sciences program with a 10-year financial commitment. Starting in fall 2023, the recently constructed and newly named UPMC Health Sciences Tower at Harrisburg University will house expanded resources for new and existing health care degree programs, including nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, exercise sciences and allied health services.
“UPMC and Harrisburg University share a commitment to our community. Our partnership is crucial to training the next generation of health care workers,” said Lou Baverso, president, UPMC in Central Pa. “This space will provide new opportunities for students pursuing careers in health care, and we’re excited to be part of it.”
The twelve-story UPMC Health Sciences Tower at Harrisburg University, located on Market St. in downtown Harrisburg, will house classrooms, skills labs, science labs and simulation spaces for growing health care programs, including the UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing at UPMC Harrisburg. Launched in August 2022, the UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing is a 16-month accelerated diploma program for registered nurses (RNs).
“The philanthropic and community-minded leadership UPMC demonstrated is historic for our community and region. This investment will directly support the health care workforce and make Harrisburg the anchor for Eds & Meds in our region,” said Eric Darr, president, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.
The new tower will also include classrooms and training space for advanced manufacturing and interactive media programs, auditoriums and student life and tutoring areas.