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Dear Canisius Faculty and Staff:

I want to share some very exciting news with the Canisius campus community that has far-reaching impact on our academic programs. Catholic Health and Canisius College today are announcing a unique partnership wherein Catholic Health will lease and renovate 20,000 sq. ft. on the third floor of Science Hall as part of a major and transformational technology project they are undertaking.

Catholic Health is making the largest investment in the history of the health system, dedicating more than $100 million in state-of-the-art technology that will connect its hospitals, laboratories, clinician offices and health centers with patients throughout the community. With Catholic Health’s large network, this transformational investment marks a major milestone in a healing ministry that dates back more than 165 years.

To create a technology center to build and test the new system-wide Epic Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, Catholic Health will locate its 150-member EHR implementation team in Science Hall. One of Catholic Health’s goals is to create a talent pipeline between the college and our health system to give students real-world experience that they can put into practice within the health system.  

Read the full release here.

Submitted by: John J. Hurley, president, Canisius College