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Grand Valley State University dedicated DeVos Center for Interpersonal Health

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Valerie Hendrickson
GVSU Communications
DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health dedication

One of the largest state-of-the-art simulation centers in the state.

Grand Valley State University’s $70 million Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health was dedicated Wednesday. DCIH opened in May. Grand Valley says it’s interprofessional, comprehensive, state-of-the-art simulation center is one of the largest in the state. It’s a space where students learn accessing the latest technologies; anatomic 3D modeling and imaging including plastinated specimens and a virtual anatomy table.

There are a dozen interactive laboratories and 17 classrooms where students from more than 20 health-related academic disciplines can, as GVSU administrators describe it, “perfect their clinical, therapeutic, communication and physical assessment skills.”

Daniel and Pamella DeVos were the lead donors for the center. The State of Michigan provided $29 million with another 700 donors combining to contribute $20 million towards its completion.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.