KU to break ground on new $75M building

University of Kansas Medical Center (File Photo)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – The University of Kansas Medical Center is beginning work on a $75 million building.

Gov. Sam Brownback is among the dignitaries scheduled to attend a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning for the new Health Education Building. It will serve as the primary teaching facility for the KU schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions.

Funding comes from $25 million in state bonds, $15 million from the University of Kansas Medical Center and $37.3 million in private gifts. The Hall Family Foundation was the largest donor, chipping in $25 million. Dr. David Zamierowski, of Overland Park, also will be honored after he and his wife gave money for simulation equipment and facilities.

Even after construction begins in mid-September, fundraising will continue to help pay for technology and equipment for the building.

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