University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter today issued the following statement on the Legislature’s approval of the allocation of federal American Rescue Plan Act dollars, including $60 million for a UNK-UNMC Rural Health Complex:
"The UNK-UNMC Rural Health Complex is an opportunity to change the trajectory for rural Nebraska for generations to come. We’re grateful to Senator Hilkemann for bringing this legislation forward; to Chairman Stinner, Vice Chairwoman Wishart and the Appropriations Committee for its support; and to the full Legislature for its approval today, particularly Senator Lowe for championing this critical investment in Kearney.
"UNK and UNMC have a proven record of working together to address our state’s needs. The Rural Health Complex is a bold new opportunity to expand access to health care, build the rural workforce, and improve the quality of life for all Nebraskans."