SaportaReport | Morehouse’s medical mission takes it across the street, with groundbreaking for new campus

A chilly rain splattered on the construction machinery parked across the street from Morehouse School of Medicine, but Friday morning was bright for the folks gathered there for an official groundbreaking.

“For the Morehouse School of Medicine, this is an opportunity to really contribute to the west side community,” said Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, MSM’s president and dean, standing under a tent on what will be the “Lee Street Campus.”

As early as June 2020, the 187 apartments will be done, a convenient home for students looking to live near campus (and spend money in the community.) But it’s more than that.

“We’re also going to bring in a 30,000-square-foot ambulatory care center. Part of that will be open to the community. The other part will be for the students in the Atlanta University Center,” said Montgomery Rice. “And then we’re going to have a health and wellness fitness center.”

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By Maggie Lee - SaportaReport

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