Hillsborough Community College Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel Allied Health Building Ribbon-Cutting

September 19, 2019

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Tampa, FL

The Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Dale Mabry Campus will open its new state-of-the-art Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel Allied Health Building at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held on Friday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. The four-story, 62,670-square-foot building includes a simulated hospital allowing multiple health science programs to work together, creating conditions found in real-life situations.

The Allied Health Building houses facilities for the emergency medical services, medical laboratory science, nursing and respiratory care programs.  The facility will provide space for classroom instruction and hands-on learning using the latest technological advances employed by the health sciences fields.

The Allied Health Building will contribute significantly to the preparation of health care professionals for the region’s workforce and enables the college to continue as the largest training provider for the majority of the community’s first responders.  Over the next ten years, health-related jobs in the Tampa Bay region are projected to grow by more than 50,000, with some job fields expected to grow by as much as 40%.  This job growth will have a tremendous effect on the region’s economic base as many of these job fields average $40,000 per year in salary.

Hillsborough Community College serves over 48,000 students annually at its five campuses located throughout Tampa Bay. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit hccfl.edu.

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