October 1 News Conference
- News Release - October 1 news conference
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Includes b-roll of: Swanson Hall, East of Durham Research Towers, Durham Outpatient Center parking garage, betweer research towers, Durham Outpatient Center, and bird's-eye view of proposed location.
Terry Moore, president of Omaha Federation of Labor AFLCIO
- “Turning the corner for our community” (11 sec)
“This is going to turn the corner for our community. These are high paying jobs, which mean that’s going to turn over in our community about seven times. So this is a real economic boon for us.”
Tim Holland, principal, Holland Basham Architects
- “Cherish the opportunity to see midtown grow” (10 sec)
"As a business owner in midtown and as a neighbor in midtown I cherish the opportunity to continue to see midtown grow and have its impact throughout the city."
- “Obvious connection between smoking and cancer” (13 sec)
“It’s obvious that there is a direct connection between smokers and cancer and I think that the citizens of Omaha can support this facility and in the long term gain significant impact from it.”
Don Leuenberger, vice chancellor of finance, UNMC
- “Direct impact” (15 sec)
“The direct impact of the project itself is an increase in payroll of $100 million dollars and 1,200 employees at UNMC and probably another $30 million in operating expenses spent here in the city.”
- “Broader impact” (20 sec)
“The broader impact though, is in the development that takes place around the campus that is private development. That goes on the property tax rolls. This is what we’re talking about as far as what is necessary to support the additional patients coming on campus – so hotels, amenities, all of those sorts of things.”
Mike McDermott, president, Metro Federal Credit Union
- “Investment in growth” (14 sec)
“As the med center has made investment in growth, our business has grown as well. When I started nearly 25 years ago, we had 12 employees and Metro Credit Union now has 112 employees in the Omaha area.”
- “Half of our growth has come in the last 10 years” (10 sec)
“But even though we’ve been in business 60 years, more than half of our growth has come in the last decade as UNMC has made significant investments on their campus.”
- “Great opportunity” (16 sec)
“UNMC really drives the local business. All the merchants that support the UNMC campus and the employees here and as you bring these new employees on campus it’s a great opportunity for us to continue to grow and really stimulate and economy right now that really isn’t moving.”
January 18 ,2012
- News Release - January 18
- Fact Sheet - Kearney project
- Fact Sheet - Lincoln project
- Questions and Answers
- What Others are Saying
Harold M. Maurer (MORE-ER), M.D., chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center
- "Revenue" (16 sec)
"The economic development opportunity here is phenomenal. It will bring in approximately $100 million dollars a year in new revenue to the state of Nebraska. And we will be able to recruit new faculty and staff."
- "Transformation" (17 sec)
"The cancer project is a transformational project for all Nebraskans and will position us to become a Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Cancer Center will also increase the number of patients that we see -- not only Nebraska, beyond Nebraska."
- "Bench to Bed" (20 sec)
"By having an attractive, brand new cancer facility where we focus on cancer translation-- from the bed to the bedside -- this allows us to recruit the best and the brightest. So I think it's a boon to the medical center and it's absolutely critical to the success of this project."
Glenn Fosdick (FOZ-DICK), CEO of The Nebraska Medical Center
- "One Location" (8 sec)
"We can focus all of our energy on one location so when the patient comes in, everything is there available to them."
- "Access to Researchers" (13 sec)
"Having access to the researchers who are working that closely with the practicing physicians provides and ensures that they have the most up-to-date possible treatments and considerations available to them everyday."
- "Status" (19 sec)
"It will help us to go beyond what is presently our certified cancer center status and reach what's called comprehensive cancer care status which basically ensures that the research and the care is being provided for collaboratively. There are less than 40 facilities in the country that have this qualification."
Ken Cowan (COW-EN),, M.D., Ph.D., director of the University of Nebraska Medical Center
- "Therapies" (14 sec)
"One out of every two Nebraskans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. While there have been significant improvements in cancer treatments, research will lead to the next generation of therapies, which will be personalized cancer care for each individual patient diagnosed with cancer."
- "Researchers Next Door to Physicians" (11 sec)
"It will enable us to put researchers in a laboratory next door to physicians seeing patients in a clinic. It will hasten the transfer of discoveries from the laboratory into new therapies for patients as quickly as possible."
- "Cost of Project" (14 sec)
"The overall cost of the project is about $370 million dollars. This will come from a collaboration between the hospital, which contributed about $120 million dollars. About $200 million dollars will come from private philanthropy and about $50 million dollars we hope will come from the state."
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