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Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Attends Grand Opening of Center for Health Studies

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

WHAT:            

Prince George’s Community College will host an invitation-only grand opening and program showcase for the Center for Health Studies at Prince George's Community College. The event will feature a tour of the building’s state-of-the-art labs and interactive technology demonstrations.  

WHO:              

Speakers include Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D-Md.); Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College and Angela Anderson, dean of health sciences at PGCC. 

WHEN:            

Wednesday, May 1 

10 a.m.–Noon 

WHERE:          

Prince George’s Community College 

Center for Health Studies 

301 Largo Road  

Largo, MD 20774 

WHY             

Students have access to 26 state-of-the-art simulation labs that prepare them for clinical experiences in real-world hospital settings. The building features digital monitoring, high fidelity simulation manikins, electronic medical records software and digital x-ray units. Interdisciplinary and specialized skills labs simulate different areas of treatment such as critical care, emergency medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and home health.    

The Center for Health Studies at Prince George’s Community College was built to address the marketplace demand for training students in a wide range of healthcare careers.  

Programs in the building include health information management and medical coder biller, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, certified nursing assistant, radiography, respiratory therapy, nuclear medicine, emergency medical technician (basic, intermediate and paramedic), medical assistant and pharmacy technician.  

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro, and John Eager Howard Community Center. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.  

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