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$5M health center opens at Bowling Green University

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio expects to save about $1.6 million annually as a health center financed by a community hospital replaces a university-run health facility.

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Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey delivers her annual State of the University address Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Donnell Theatre of the Wolfe Center in Bowling Green.

The $5 million facility that opened this week on the edge of campus will focus on students but also serve university employees and may eventually be open to the public. The Blade in Toledo ( ) reports the facility is operated and staffed by the independent, nonprofit Wood County Hospital.

BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey says partnering with the hospital made sense because the school didn't have money to build a new health center. The old center logged more than 13,500 student visits last school year.

The new facility includes exam rooms, radiology and lab services, nutrition counseling and a drive-thru pharmacy.

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