NCH Simulation Center

Judith and Marvin Herb Family Simulation Center

Advancing Professional Medical Education Through Simulation Training​

Simulation refers to an artificial representation of a real world process to achieve educational goals through experiential learning, utilizing simulation aides to replicate clinical scenarios. The vision is to build and equip a state-of-the-art center allowing for dynamic and interactive learning opportunities. 

The center will provide standardized and customized scenarios to improve patient safety and outcomes, prepping the next generation of physicians, medical residents, nurses, therapists, EMS and other clinical staff which will collectively enhance individual and community health.

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With a simulation center, teams are able to collaborate to practice safe, high-quality care. Supervised instructions can be provided in situations so medical professionals can master their skills without putting patients at risk.

Currently, NCH has one shared learning lab at the Baker Hospital Downtown, with a make-shift control room and shared debriefing room. There is a strong need to:

  • Address the severe shortage of nurses
  • Provide training to internal medicine and other residents
  • Make it easier for current physicians to continue professional development and skills training
  • Create scenarios tailored to each person’s education and training level

Simulation Investment Opportunities

  • Build a 10,000 square foot center
  • Purchase high-fidelity mannequins for various real-life scenarios
  • Video recording cameras to document training exercises and for evaluation
  • Create clinical rooms, including operating, surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics and trauma
  • Build a conference room and technology for debriefing to provide a reflective period where post-action analysis is carried out in a safe and supportive environment

Training/Skill Development

  • New medical procedures/techniques
  • Critical thinking
  • Customer service/patient experience

How You Can Help: Charitable gifts are being sought to ensure the long-term viability of NCH’s education and training programs.