Creighton Breaks Ground on $75M Medical Facility


Officials break ground on the new CL Werner Center for Health Sciences Education at Creighton University, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Pictured in the front from left is Rachel Werner, CL Werner and Daniel Hendrickson. To their left in the photo are Gov. Pete Ricketts and Mayor Jean Stothert. (Creighton University)
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The Associated Press

Officials at Creighton University say a new $75 million building will serve as a hub for the School of Medicine as well as all of the university’s health sciences schools and colleges.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held last Wednesday for the new CL Werner Center for Health Sciences Education.

Creighton’s president, the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, said the 130,000-square-foot facility will provide a new “front door” for the west side of campus.

The center is named for longtime Creighton supporters CL and Rachel Werner. Hendrickson announced in February that the couple would provide major funding for the health sciences education facility.

CL Werner is the founder of Werner Enterprises, a trucking company based in Omaha.

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