The Reverend John Ryan, CSC, PhD, president of King’s College, and Steven J. Scheinman, MD, president and dean of The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC), announced on July 2, 2015 at 2:00p.m. that King’s College has given office space to TCMC at King’s on the Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre. TCMC will also have access to conference and class rooms in the building.
Initially, TCMC will use the office space for administration of its Behavioral Health Initiative, a community-based, multi-faceted project to increase access to behavioral healthcare in northeastern Pennsylvania. TCMC also plans to use the space for hosting meetings and educational events in Wilkes-Barre.
“We deeply appreciate the generosity of King’s College,” said Dr. Scheinman. “TCMC is a community-based medical college. One-third of our students spend their third year of medical school training in several hospitals and outpatient settings in Luzerne County. Having this prominent location will give us a greater public presence in Wilkes-Barre.”
“The medical college approached King’s for space from which to launch health projects,” said Father Ryan. “Since the building already houses three of King’s health sciences departments, we thought it was a natural extension to become involved with TCMC. This use will be the fourth instance of the building being a genuine resource for the local community which also houses the Father Murgas Room, Sue Hand’s exhibit on local coal mining and the Miners Memorial.”