August 2015 UCIP News and Updates
The UC Davis Medical Center featured the kick-off of a new ground-up construction project this month. The Health Sciences and Education Expansion project, better known as the Betty Irene Moore Hall, issued a Notice to Proceed in Mid-August with site work scheduled to ramp up immediately.
Betty Irene Moore Hall will primarily house the School of Nursing at UC Davis while also doubling up as a secondary venue for the School of Medicine among other medical professional programs. As the school has grown since opening in 2010, classes have spread across three buildings on campus. The need for the three-story, 70,000 square-foot building is certainly present as enrollment has increased over 400% in just five years.
Within the building, there will be collaborative learning spaces rather than traditional classrooms and state-of-the art simulation labs where care scenarios play out on one side — while debriefing rooms on the other side provide a place to discuss those decisions made during the simulation lab. Plans also include an eight-bed hospital ward, skills labs and a 15-room primary-care clinic.
This project is anticipated to avoid insurance costs of anywhere between $124,260 – $811,170 (estimate) by enrolling into the University Controlled Insurance Program (UCIP).