Buffalo, NY (2020)

D’Youville College Health Professions HUB

NMTC financing supported a hub for education, training, and community health center on Buffalo’s West Side.


  • NMTC Amount: $18,650,000
  • Total Project Cost: $23,248,819


  • 187 FTE jobs
  • 15,000 patients served


Project Description

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

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 healthcare industry.

At nearly 59,000 square feet, The Hub features 7 unique spaces:

  • Vital Pharmacy: A full-service pharmacy that brings access and education to the community, run in conjunction with the D’Youville School of Pharmacy.
  • Thrive Rehabilitation and Wellness Center: Thrive is operated in conjunction with the D’Youville School of Health Professions. Our rehabilitation and wellness center provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, nutrition and dietetics counseling, and mental health counseling. Most insurances are accepted. Financial waivers and the free student-run clinic is available for those who are underinsured, not insured, or unable to afford care. Let us help you transform your wellness today.
  • D’Lish Demonstration Kitchen: A demonstration kitchen offering free cooking classes and medically tailored meals to improve nutrition and healthy eating, run by the D’Youville Department of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Interprofessional Simulation Center: An educational space for D’Youville healthcare students to learn and practice clinical skills in an environment that mirrors professional settings.
  • The Hive: The ideal space for innovation, the Hive is a collaborative workspace that brings students, faculty, staff, and community members together to ideate and collaborate.
  • Center for Health Equity and Innovation: Houses D’Youville’s Pathways Program for workforce training in healthcare, and serves as a think tank and conference venue for healthcare thought leaders.
  • Sisters Health Center – D’Youville: Operated by Catholic Health, the center provides primary healthcare for residents in the community. New patients can call to learn more or schedule an appointment.


Address: 301 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY 14213

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