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University, college work to end shortage of health care professionals on North Coast

The nursing programs of Cal Poly Humboldt and the College of the Redwoods will move into a new health education hub housed in a warehouse on California State University property in Arcata in about three years, according to an article on the KRCR website.

There also will be learning opportunities for respiratory therapists, radiology techs, psychiatric techs, scrub techs and others, said state Sen. Mike McGuire.

“This hub will become the most modern learning lab between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Oregon border,” he told KRCR.

One of the main goals of the project is to increase the number of health care workers on the North Coast, which has had an acute shortage of these professionals.

The state is investing $10 million in the project.