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Kishwaukee College to show off new health wing

MALTA – Kishwaukee College’s newest health wing features human patient simulators that can sweat, breath and bleed almost like a real human does.

Residents will have the opportunity to see this during a free open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the new Terry and Sherrie Martin Health Careers Wing of Kishwaukee College, 21193 Malta Road, Malta.

“They’re as close to a human as you could get,” said Bette Chilton, Kishwaukee College dean of health and education. “They’re definitely worth coming out to see.”

The human simulators are part of the college’s new 25,850-square-foot wing, which includes three nursing labs, one nursing practice lab, two massage therapy labs, five classrooms and a new complementary health clinic.

The wing was built using part of the $52.6 million bond issue voters approved in November 2010. The wing took about six months to complete and was finished in December, Chilton said.

The wing will bring the health profession programs – therapeutic massage, nursing and radiology  – together in one place for the first time, according to a Kishwaukee College news release.

The open house will include a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m., self-guided tours and light refreshments.

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