TUCSON, Ariz. — Media are invited to the 100th anniversary celebration of the University of Arizona Campus Health Service, one of the first campus health centers to come into existence.
The development of Campus Health was spurred on by the 1918 "Spanish Flu" pandemic, which killed three times more people than World War I. At a time when hardly any health service centers existed on college campuses across the country, the UA Campus Health Service started out as an improvised infirmary tending to soldiers training for the war on campus.
Campus Health has grown into one of the longest serving units at the university. Each year, more than 70,000 patient visits are recorded, 32,000 prescriptions are filled and almost 2,000 X-rays are taken. Student satisfaction ranks extremely high, with 99 percent of UA students say they "would recommend Campus Health to a friend."
The 100-year anniversary festivities include live music, hors d'oeuvres, a cake and refreshments. Historical documents and photos will be on display.
Remarks begin at 3:30 p.m. Speakers include:
- Robert C. Robbins, UA President
- Kendal Washington White, assistant vice president, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Academic Initiatives and Student Success, and dean of students
- Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson Mayor
- Kris Kreutz, interim executive director, UA Campus Health Service
- Lee Ann Hamilton, assistant director of health promotion and preventive services, UA Campus Health Service, will emcee the event
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|Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader and ranked 16th for the employability of its graduates, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $622 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.