ESSEX, Md. — The next generation of healthcare workers at CCBC have a new multi-million-dollar facility to hone their skills.
The college hosted a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new health professions building.
The $63-million, 120,000 square-foot facility is on their Essex campus.
It includes simulated exam and hospital rooms, a 140-seat testing center and simulation labs with $100,000 computer-controlled mannequins.
"They can sleep, they can cry, they can sweat, they can die, they can do any number of things so that our students are trained in a proper clinical setting here before they ever go into a proper clinical training center outside of here."
The facility is named in honor of the late Carol Diane Eustis. She worked at CCBC Essex for 46 years.
For 12 years, Eustis served as the dean of CCBC's School of Health Professions.