Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS) has entered into an agreement to house its Fall 2011 resident students in the Patrick Henry Hotel building that is currently undergoing a total renovation at 617 South Jefferson Street.
The move of resident students to the Patrick Henry building will allow JCHS to almost double the number of resident students it hosts as part of its residence life program. Currently, approximately 77 JCHS students live on the eighth floor of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH).
The move also provides housing for JCHS students within walking distance of the College’s campus at CRCH. In summer 2010, all JCHS services and resources were relocated to CRCH from the Reid Center at 920 South Jefferson Street.
The agreement comes as JCHS continues to see record numbers of applications from prospective students, which also increases the demand for housing. JCHS will occupy multiple floors in the new residence space at the Patrick Henry building, each of which will include one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartment style units.
JCHS is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.” The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is an affiliate of Carilion Clinic. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.