Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences opens

Local dignitaries joined members of the CU Board of Regents Wednesday night during a grand opening of the UCCS Lane Center for Academic Health Services.

Local dignitaries joined CU Regents Wednesday night to officially open the Lane Center for Academic Health Services.

The $18 million Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences building on north Nevada Avenue houses the Peak Vista senior health center and the Colorado Springs branch of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

At the ribbon cutting, members of the CU Board of Regents, CU President Bruce Benson, UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, Peak Vista Community Health Centers President and CEO Pam McManus and Lane Center benefactor Margot Lane joined other community leaders to laud the building’s partnerships.

“This is the culmination of an incredible collaboration,” said Shockley-Zalabak. “It signifies the beginning of a new way to view and provide health care to the greater Colorado Springs community.”

Housed in the center are five clinics operating under the banner of UCCS HealthCircle. Services include a primary care clinic as well as specialized services in nutrition, aging, physical activity and behavioral health.

Peak Vista’s Lane Family Senior Health Center occupies the second floor of the building. This provides primary care focused on wellness and prevention for people aged 55 and older.

The fourth floor of the building will house a branch of the CU School of Medicine.

The center broke ground in June 2012 and was financed by $4 million from the Lane family foundation, other private donations, Peak Vista and the university.