By: ASHLEY COX
Look around and you’ll notice some things have changed around campus. The former Riverside Hall is now named Vera Z. Dwyer Hall, in honor of the $8.75 million donated to the school since 2014 from the Dwyer Charitable Trust. Dwyer Hall now houses both the Health and Wellness Center with HealthLinc and facilities for students in clinical lab programs.
“The building has two areas, an academic side [and] a clinical lab. The academic side has a classroom, radiography-sim lab, faculty offices, wellness room, conference room, student lounge and an employee lounge. The clinic side has ten exam rooms, a pharmacy area [that is] not in use yet, a large nurse/assistant station, a provider hub room, a conference room and a few offices,” Kari Frame, the operations director of the Health and Wellness Center explained.
The Health and Wellness Center partnering with HealthLinc is of special note.
“This is the first of its kind collaboration between a public university and a federally qualified health center in the country. Both clinics serve all, not only IU South Bend, but the community. If you need health insurance HealthLinc has navigators that can help you enroll,” said Frame.
Those interested can explore the offerings on September 28 from 1-4 p.m. for their Healthy Titan Tailgate located at Vera Z. Dwyer Hall.
The community and students are invited to tour the building. Along with the tour you can get various services including, BMI checks, blood pressure checks, oral health checks, and grip/ balance checks. The Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center mammogram unit will also be in the parking lot doing mammograms.