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ASU nursing students to dispense free health care at Phoenix’s Westward Ho

PHOENIX — The residents living at the old Westward Ho hotel in downtown
Phoenix will be receiving free health care from Arizona State University.

KTVK-TV in Phoenix reports that the school recently
announced nursing students will get practical experience by giving clinical care
to tenants through a partnership with the hotel.

About 300 people who are elderly, disabled or indigent live at the Westward Ho.

School officials said the plan is for nursing students to provide care at
clinics inside the hotel every week. KTAR News’ Mark Remillard reported last month that the school is leasing 1,500 square feet on the ground floor of the Westward Ho.

Construction of an expanded clinic at the hotel by ASU is scheduled to be
finished in November.

The facility will offer services in nutrition, social work and therapy.

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Information from: KTVK-TV, http://www.azfamily.com/