EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, and state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, are celebrating today’s groundbreaking of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) new health science complex which will include state-of-the-art classrooms, simulation laboratories and collaborative study space.
“This complex is going to be a great asset for our region and for the countless students who choose to learn here,” Hoffman said. “If we want to produce the best health care professionals, we have to make sure they have the resources and learning tools they need. This project is a strong investment for our area and its people, and I want to congratulate the leadership at SIUE who worked hard to make this vision a reality.”
“As we continue to improve Illinois’ finances and credit rating, and put the state back to work for working families, we’re seeing corresponding benefits when it comes to development,” Stuart said. “SIUE’s new Health and Sciences building promises to help us educate the next generation of Illinois’ healthcare professionals and cutting-edge specialists, right here in the Metro East, and the possibilities that ‘STEM’ from that are beyond exciting.”
Expected to be completed by summer 2025, the 115,000 square foot structure will be home to SIUE’s School of Pharmacy and School of Nursing. The space will include classrooms, research laboratories, teaching laboratories, study areas, a nursing simulation laboratory and administrative offices.
Funding for the project was made possible through the state’s Rebuild Illinois capital program pushed by Hoffman and Stuart.
For more information, please contact RepJayHoffman@gmail.com or RepKatieStuart@gmail.com.