Camp Community College is poised to expand its Nursing & Allied Health offerings with a new facility in Franklin.

The college’s Real Estate Foundation purchased the former Tidewater News building in May with the help of partners Obici Healthcare Foundation and Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

The next step in the process is to renovate the building to make it a state-of-the-art learning center. On Wednesday, August 2, the Sentara Foundation presented a check to the PDCCC Real Estate Foundation for $450,000 toward renovation of the building.

Accepting the check were Dr. Corey L. McCray, President of Camp Community College, and Dr. David Doré, Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System. Also speaking on behalf of Sentara was Steve Masterson, President of Sentara Obici Hospital.

A tour of the building was also held, let by Dr. Angela Sheaffer, Dean of Nursing & Allied Health at Camp.

The facility will allow Camp to expand its current Workforce Development healthcare support related programs (Clinical Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomy) and offer other program possibilities such as Patient Care Technician, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, Dental Assistant, Mental Health, and Sports Medicine. The expansion of these programs will help meet the need to hire highly skilled workers to overcome the critical labor need of the medical industry within the Hampton Roads Region.