Virtual ribbon-cutting celebrates opening of Carol Diane Eustis Center for Health Professions

Oct 14, 2020

CCBC will host a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new Carol Diane Eustis Center for Health Professions at CCBC Essex at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. The event will include celebratory remarks from CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis, elected officials and other distinguished guests. A virtual tour of the building will also be included as part of the ceremony.

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The $63 million, 120,000-square-foot facility is named in honor of the late Carol Diane Eustis, who served for 12 years as dean of CCBC’s School of Health Professions and enjoyed an impressive 46-year career at CCBC Essex. The facility provides students and alumni with cutting-edge technology, labs, classrooms, student lounges and an inter-professional simulation center for hundreds of students to practice care in a safe, risk-free environment.

“We are very excited that the magnificent Carol Diane Eustis Center is finally a reality, and this beautiful and groundbreaking building is truly a fitting tribute to Carol’s legacy,” said CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis. “With the investment of our partners at the state and county levels, as well as support from a host of donors, CCBC is preparing tomorrow’s leaders to meet today’s critical industry workforce needs.”


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Welcome Home CCBC School of Health Professions
CCBC is proud to introduce the Carol Diane Eustis Center for Health Professions.




Highlights of the Carol Diane Eustis Center include simulation labs with computer-controlled mannequins; a home environment simulation lab for “real world” emergency response practice; debriefing rooms; simulated exam and hospital rooms; and a cross-discipline simulation lab which can mimic emergency room conditions. The building also includes a 140-seat testing center with sections for adaptability, including reduced-distraction testing rooms for special-needs students.