A healthy change
MARIETTA - Last year, Kennesaw State University and MUST Ministries recorded 3,000 patient…
Georgia (Aug 23, 2010) — MARIETTA - Last year, Kennesaw State University and MUST Ministries recorded 3,000 patient contacts in a makeshift clinic housed in an old single-wide trailer that was, in the words of the Rev. John Moeller, "held together with chewing gum and chicken wire."
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But that is a problem of the past, as officials from the charitable organization and the university cut the ribbon on a new community health clinic Friday morning. The new clinic - which cost about $800,000 to open, Moeller said - should allow staff to triple the number of patient visits per year.
Staffed by nurse practitioners, nurses and nursing students from KSU's WellStar College of Health and Human Services, the new, 3,000-square-foot clinic has five exam rooms, plus a room for mental health counseling.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.