The MCA Foundation’s commitment to building the Paso del Norte region’s biomedical industry includes developing facilities and infrastructure on the MCA Campus. Our completed projects include the Cardwell Collaborative, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing
The Cardwell Collaborative
Visible from the Interstate 10, at the entrance to the MCA campus, stands the iconic Cardwell Collaborative building. The $28 million facility opened in 2016 and is home to the headquarters of the MCA Foundation.
The Cardwell Collaborative is a three-story, 60,000 square-foot biomedical research and technology commercialization building named for local businessman and philanthropist Jack Cardwell.
The Cardwell Collaborative features 20,000 square feet of biomedical incubator space (wet and dry laboratories, lab support, private offices, open offices and collaboration spaces) in a building that brings private start-up companies and university personnel together under one roof to collaborate. In addition to the MCA Foundation offices, Cardwell Collaborative tenants include Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso researchers, a branch of the City of El Paso’s Department of Economic and International Development, and a number of technology startups.
TTUHSC El Paso Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing
The MCA Foundation has formed a strong partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, a standalone medical university located on the MCA Campus. MCA provided primary funding for the construction of TTUHSC El Paso’s Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing building by allocating $11 million of the Impact Fund grant it receives from the City of El Paso as a pass-through grant to TTUHSC El Paso.
The school of nursing building is located directly across from the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Medical Education Building, and it includes a high-tech environment for faculty and students; a 12,000-square-foot simulation lab used by all regional medical professionals; four classrooms; and collaborative learning spaces.
South Central VA Wellness Center
The South Central VA Wellness Center is the first free-standing VA mental health clinic in the world. The facility will serve Veterans living in El Paso, Las Cruces, and Juarez. The 33,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is expected to serve about 40,000 Veterans in its first year of operation.