Student health service departments move into newly renovated Saint Liam Hall

Author: Julie Hail Flory

A newly renovated building on the University of Notre Dame campus is now home to three departments that provide health services to Notre Dame students.

University Health Services (UHS), the University Counseling Center (UCC) and the Office of Alcohol and Drug Education (OADE) all moved into the new Saint Liam Hall, located northeast of theMainBuilding, on Jan. 15. The facility will be formally dedicated at a ceremony Feb. 1 (Thursday).

Largely funded by an $8 million gift from The William K. Warren Foundation, renovations to the building, originally constructed in 1935 and formerly known as Health Services, include an updated interior; a new triage area and procedure room; new plumbing, electrical, ventilation, security and fire-protection systems; and the addition of state-of-the-art medical equipment, highlighted by a new X-ray machine. The facility also features a South Bend Medical Foundation Laboratory with expanded hours and a satellite office for McDonalds Physical Therapy, which offers services for students, faculty and staff.

Saint Liam Hall is a beautiful facility and a wonderful asset to the campus,said Rev. Mark Poorman, C.S.C., vice president for student affairs.The new health center allows us to house three departments integral to students’ health and wellness needs in one place, making services more convenient for students.The new facility helps us to provide students with the very best services available, such as 24/7 health care, on-site counseling services, and education, outreach and prevention for alcohol and drug use.

We are grateful to Bill, Suzanne, their family, and the Warren Foundation for their generous gift, and we’re very excited to welcome the campus community to Saint Liam Hall.

UHS consists of a multi-disciplinary team committed to providing and promoting services to meet the needs of the diverse Notre Dame student body and community. Ambulatory and inpatient care for students is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by physicians, registered nurses and supporting staff. Physicians and nurses are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for ambulatory care visits and provide round-the-clock coverage for inpatient students. Eight beds are available in the inpatient observation unit for students admitted by a University physician.

The UCC offers a broad range of professional services to undergraduate and graduate students to assist with such problems or concerns as academic difficulties, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress and time management. The center is staffed by licensed psychologists and counselors, a consulting psychiatrist and a consulting nutritionist. More information is available on the Web at .

The Office of Alcohol and Drug Education serves as a resource for students seeking informationon alcohol and drug use, assistance for those seeking help for a friend or themselves, and works in assistance with the office of Residence Life and Housing for alcohol use issues. The office provides confidential services to students in finding appropriate help with their concerns. More information is available by visiting on the Web.

William K. Warren Jr., a resident ofTulsa,Okla., is a 1956 graduate of Notre Dame and Chairman Emeritus of the Foundation created by his father, William K. Warren Sr., in whose honor Saint Liam Hall is named as a reference to Saint William ofYork . A Life Trustee of the University’s Board of Trustees, he has been a major supporter of academic, athletic, and student life activities at Notre Dame, including the William K. and Natalie O.Warren Golf Course that is named in honor of his parents.

* Contact: * _Jennifer Monahan, Office of Student Affairs, 574-631-5550,

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