Building the Future of Healthcare

The Health Professions Hub

An education, training, and community health center embedded in Buffalo’s West Side where students, medical professionals, and community members can come together.

Opening Spring 2021.

Discover The Hub

At D’Youville’s Health Professions Hub — students and health professionals from eight academic disciplines come together to provide specialized medical services to individuals and families from surrounding neighborhoods underserved by the health care industry.

Featuring a clinic, pharmacy, a rehabilitation and wellness center, demonstration café, high-tech simulation center, and more, The Hub is where students train to become future health care providers through innovative educational methods emphasizing interprofessional, patient-centered practice — all while serving our university-wide mission to support healthy, thriving communities.

“The Board is committed to supporting innovative approaches to medical research, science, and education. The new HUB will advance all three along with the added benefit of providing high quality care to the community.”

This approach to the education and training of health care professionals, while helping to encourage healthy behaviors and preventive health care, will help our community address the uneven quality in the social determinants of health so many face.”

— Mary Jo Hunt
Executive Director
James H. Cummings Foundation

Support The Health Professions Hub

Funders who support the construction of the Health Professions HUB aren’t just offering capital support. Their gifts will funnel through the HUB to ensure real community outcomes in four key areas, including Health Equity & Innovation, Workforce & Social Mobility, Community Health, and Health Professions Education.

We Graciously Thank Our Donors

Catholic Health Systems

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

First Niagara Foundation /
Key Bank

James H. Cummings Foundation

George I. Alden Trust

Philip Perna, Linda Ball, and Perna Family

 J.M. McDonald Foundation

President Lorrie Clemo

Mary Crowley Carosella ’52

Timothy Kane

Anonymous Donor

Cecelia Kohlmeier ’69

Industrial Power and Lighting Corp.

The Health Professions Hub In The News

Achieving Moonshots: How President Lorrie Clemo and D’Youville Are Reshaping Buffalo’s West Side, Economy and Future

Spend any amount of time with Dr. Lorrie Clemo, President of D’Youville College, and you’ll be impressed with her unwavering pursuit of positive change.

New ‘Health Professions Hub’ Will Welcome the Buffalo Community

Three and a half years ago, Lorrie Clemo, the president of D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York, was staring down a projected shortage of 10,000 healthcare workers in the region by 2024.

CannonDesign’s Buffalo community health hub supports a neighborhood and region in need

Seemingly appropriate for a former women’s school established in 1908 by a group of Quebecoise nuns, D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York, is largely cloistered from the neighborhood flanking it.

KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, Donates $1 Million to Support D’Youville’s Health Professions Hub

KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, is donating $1 million to support the Health Professions Hub at D’Youville.

Let's Connect

However you're interested in our progress, from a donor to a community member to a student planning for their future, we're excited to share our updates and to connect with you. We know the Health Professions Hub will transform our neighborhood and our city and if you're ready to join us, we're ecstatic to welcome you.

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