Essentia support brings advanced tech to PA program

Kim Kruger with a student.

Kim Kruger with a student.

A $45,000 grant from Essentia Health will help The College to invest in high-tech equipment for its new Physician Assistant program.

The funds will help with the purchase of two SonoSite ultrasound machines, which are used in anatomy instruction and clinical diagnosis.

"Access to multimedia resources such as these machines has revolutionized anatomy instruction and patient care," said Dr. Kim Kruger, chair of the Physician Assistant program. She and Janet Rosen, associate vice president of College Advancement, led efforts to secure the grant. "They will benefit all of St. Scholastica's health care students and ultimately improve the quality of care they provide for their patients."