MCW applauds state Building Commission for release of regional campus funding

Special to The Freeman

August 7, 2014

MILWAUKEE — The Medical College of Wisconsin said Wednesday it has received more than $5 million from the state Building Commission to develop two new medical school campuses.

The funds, which were approved in the 2013 state budget, are now being released to support the development of both campuses. This allows MCW to formally begin utilizing the grant funding, according to a statement.

“We are grateful for the support and partnership with the state of Wisconsin, along with generous support from members of the State Building Commission and the state legislature, who made this possible,” said John R. Raymond, Sr., president and CEO of MCW. “Developing two new medical school campuses in Green Bay and in Central Wisconsin will allow us to train physicians in the regions of our state that will most greatly benefit.”

MCW-Green Bay and MCW-Central Wisconsin will eventually graduate an additional 50 physicians per year, or 25 additional students per campus, according to the statement.