Oakton receives donation from Rivers Casino
Updated: November 13, 2012 1:07PM
The 93,000-square-foot Science and Health Careers Center being constructed at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus will house classrooms, labs and other teaching facilities for the college’s anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, earth science, medical laboratory technology, nursing, physics, and physical therapy assistant programs, according to the school.
Rivers Casino funds will underwrite the purchase of 12 hospital beds for the center’s nursing lab, as well as eight motorized “high-lo” treatment tables and two treatment-traction tables for the physical therapy lab. Treatment-traction tables correctly position specific body parts for appropriate therapy.
“The new center will meet contemporary and emerging science and health career educational standards, delivering cutting-edge training for tomorrow’s health care professionals,” Adam Hayashi, dean of Oakton’s Science and Health, said in a statement.
“Rivers Casino’s generous contribution will help us meet that goal, providing many more nursing and physical therapy assistant students with the opportunity to hone their skills on the highest-quality, up-to-date equipment available.”