Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is getting ready to break ground on a multi-million dollar health center.
The Falcon Health Center will cost $4-5 million to build. The 20,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility will be the future of health care at BGSU. Students say the new center will be a big improvement from the current space.
"It's a little old-school," said Lisa Hidleberg, BGSU student. "More innovative, more technology. I think it would be really good for the university."
The health center will be operated by the Wood County Hospital, and sit in the former site of the university's pop culture building.
Wood County Hospital President Stan Korducki said students and faculty can expect more convenient care at the new facility.
"Providers at the health care center would sometimes struggle to link up with us for continuity of care, so this way will be very, very seamless and will make for better care," Korducki explained. He also said students will be able to get their medical information online if they wish.
There are around 40 employees at the current facility, but that number is expected to grow.
Construction will begin later this week. Students say they can't wait to see the new building.
"I think it's great and really exciting that they're building new buildings on campus," said Freshman Olivia Krupp. "It will be great for students to have a place to go for medical help."
Korducki is hoping construction will be finished in August, but said things will definitely be up and running by the end of the year. Plans for the current facility are still unknown.
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