Albany, NY, USA, 02/14/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/
Branford Hall Career Institute’s Albany campus has relocated to an impressive new facility in the city’s Capitol Hill section, at 155 Washington Avenue.
Branford Hall has taken over the entire third floor after six months of renovations customizing the space to accommodate the needs of students, faculty, and staff. Now the new campus features four full-size, fully equipped medical labs overlooking the city.
These full-service medical labs include a phlebotomy lab, where students learn the basic procedures of collecting blood; a dedicated space for learning lab procedures and testing a variety of specimens; an EKG lab, where students learn to prepare patients for as well as perform electrocardiograms; and a clinical skills lab for practicing the taking of vital signs and administering wound care.
In addition to the medical labs the campus includes two computer labs and five lecture classrooms. Students are also supported by other departments on campus including Admissions, Financial Aid, and Career Services – all on one floor. Branford Hall offers two training programs at this location: medical assisting and medical billing and coding, both preparing students for careers in the healthcare field.
“This terrific new location, in the heart of the city near the Capitol building, makes a huge difference for our students,” says Campus Director Cathlene Schwartzbeck. “With bus stops at either end of our block, serving a number of different bus routes, access to our campus is now more convenient than ever. Students are loving it.”
The New York State Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS) approved the new location after a site visit in late January. The facility is fully wheelchair accessible.
In the first week at the new location, Branford Hall held its traditional “Pinning” ceremony in the new student lounge. This tradition recognizes the students’ hard work in completing coursework and also their readiness for the internship/externship aspect of their training. The school will schedule a ribbon cutting ceremony in the coming weeks.
For more information, please contact Cathlene Schwartzbeck at 518-456-4464.
About Branford Hall Career Institute
Branford Hall Career Institute is an accredited educational institution with a 50-year history of providing career education for our local community. Branford Hall is committed to providing essential skills, training, and real-world experience to help our students secure employment in their fields of training. We empower students with knowledge that earns them the respect and means of rewarding self-support. For more information, call 518-456-4464 or visit www.branfordhall.edu.