New Campus Coming
By John Sharp
St. Joseph Medical Center has announced Concorde Career Colleges will open a new campus at the Medical Center later this year that will prepare students for a variety of healthcare professions.
Concorde will lease approximately 50,000 square feet of space in the St. Joseph Medical Building, 930 Carondelet Dr., owned by Lillibridge Healthcare Services, where it will share space with the Center’s wound care program. The move is expected to occur in mid-2021 after renovations are completed.
The St. Joseph campus will offer training for dental, medical and physical therapy assistants and include a dental clinic open to the public. It also will offer training in dental hygiene, diagnostic medical and cardiovascular sonography, practical nursing and respiratory therapy. The training will include a mix of virtual and laboratory coursework to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols.
About 400 Concorde students have enrolled in programs that will be offered at the new campus, with growth anticipated in the years to come.
The Mission, Kan., based company operates 16 campuses in eight states including a facility at 3239 Broadway in KCMO.
“We are excited to create this new location for our students at the St. Joseph Medical Center,” said Concorde CEO Jami Frazier. “This will further our ability to provide students greater opportunities in a wider offering of healthcare programs easily assessible inside the Kansas City metro.”
“Moving this college onsite is a natural connection for us, and now more than ever, we’re thrilled to invest in students who feel called to the healthcare industry,” said Jodi Fincher, CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center.