The New York State Health Commissioner is making a stop in Johnson City to tour some new health education facilities.

Binghamton University says it was scheduled to be hosting Commissioner Doctor Mary Bassett at 2:15 p.m. September 27 for a tour of the Health Sciences Campus on Corliss Avenue.

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The commissioner and other dignitaries, including New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell), are to be getting a look at the work at the Decker College of Nursing and its Simulation Practice Center as well as other facilities around the new School of Pharmacy.

According to information provided by the University, Assemblywoman Lupardo invited the commissioner for the firsthand look at the Decker College state-of-the-art Innovated Simulation and Practice Center that gives nursing students a chance to experience the closest thing to real-life patient symptoms, response and interaction in a simulated environment.

Doctor Bassett will be given an overview of the new Decker College of Nursing and the associated programs during her visit.

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Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton University President, Doctor Harvey Stenger says B.U. “is thrilled to be able to show our brand-new facilities to the Health Commissioner.” 

The campus on Corliss Avenue has been expanding from the initial development of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to the relocation of the former Decker School of Nursing, now Decker College.  Further expansion includes the development of a health clinic in cooperation with the local health care providers that will meet medical needs of seniors in the area.

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 Binghamton University has also been taking steps to improve the neighborhood around the Health Sciences Campus centered at Corliss Avenue and Willow Street with work on developing green spaces in the area.

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