As the spring 2023 semester begins, UTA will usher in a new era of interdisciplinary learning through the opening of the School of Social Work/College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) Smart Hospital Building.
The world-class facility, totaling 150,000 square feet, is possible thanks in part to the support of the University’s generous philanthropic partners.
In fall 2021, the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation announced a $1 million matching gift in support of the building. The gift serves as a dollar-for-dollar challenge grant with the goal of inspiring alumni and other members of the Maverick community to help bring the state-of-the-art facility to life.
A new home for transformative and collaborative health education and research will open on UTA’s campus in 2023.
Arlington Mayor Jim Ross, who is also president of the board of directors for the foundation, said that the foundation’s gift is both a recognition of the partnership between the University and the city of Arlington as well as an investment in the city and its residents.
The Amon G. Carter Foundation is generously supporting the construction of the building’s modernized Smart Hospital through a $250,000 gift, ensuring the facility features the latest in simulation technology. The gift will also provide greater exposure to elder care nursing at the undergraduate level, create space to replicate visits to clients in their homes, and expand offerings to include graduate programming.
Longtime UTA benefactors Dr. Al and Shalyn Clark have made a gift that will name the Dr. Al Clark and Shalyn Clark Lobby. Additionally, CONHI will name its audiovisual suite the Paul and Dody Wood AV Production Room in recognition of a gift from the United Service Association for Health Care (USA+) Foundation.
Furthermore, a contribution from the Delta Theta Chapter 102 of Sigma will allow CONHI to create the Sigma Learning and Engagement Space.
These outstanding supporters are essential partners in bringing this project to life. Additional naming opportunities are available for interested donors.