26 Sep NSU unveils plan for new academic research hospital
Nova Southeastern University is pushing to be the site of Broward’s first academic research hospital on a university campus: a 100-bed state-of-the-art facility that will use scholarly student work to complement patient care.
NSU and HCA East Florida unveiled Monday plans to build a $120 million hospital on the Davie campus where students could shadow practitioners, work with patients and get a real taste of the medical profession simply by crossing the street.
“Instead of us going to the hospital, they’re bringing the hospital to us,” said nursing student Rolando Norman, 22.
HCA East Florida will file a certificate of need with the state next month to get approval for building and operating the hospital along University Drive and Southwest 36th Street. If approved, the hospital would be built entirely with private dollars and benefit more than 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students pursuing health sciences at the university. It would offer full services to residents all over South Florida, but specifically target neighboring communities.