Saint Francis University | Sullivan Hall Renovation & Addition

Loretto, PA

Sullivan Hall presently serves as home to Saint Francis University’s Health and Natural Science Departments. Following completion of the new CFB designed Natural Sciences Building on a campus mall site opposite of Sullivan Hall, the University is consolidating its growing Health Sciences programs in a completely renovated and expanded building adjoining the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness. When the renovation and addition to Sullivan Hall is completed the University’s vision of locating all Health Science programs under one roof will be realized.

The existing 44,000 square foot Sullivan Hall is planned to be completely renovated. Natural science laboratories and classrooms have been removed and will be replaced with space dedicated for educating nursing, physical therapy, and physician assistant students. Renovated space will include faculty offices, classrooms, conference and seminar rooms and a variety of teaching spaces configured as clinical settings such as treatment and exam labs.

A planned 32,000 square foot addition will provide needed space for occupational therapy, and exercise physiology students and faculty, and a shared medical simulation laboratory with high-fidelity mannequins in medical simulation theater settings. An Activities of Daily Living (ADL) laboratory is also planned. Space for new mechanical equipment and an expanded cadaver laboratory are provided on the lower levels.

Saint Francis University maintains accreditation in Health Science programs of Nursing, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Exercise Physiology and offers advanced degrees in Nursing and Public Health Administration. The project is designed to support the present day needs of these important programs and provide for anticipated growth, including the flexibility to allow future expansion of the addition.

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