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Monday, October 8, 2018  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Practice Makes Perfect: Defining the Value of Simulation Centers

Zachary Benedict
Principal, MKM architecture + design
Jeremy Fortier, PMP CHC LEED AP
Regional Manager – Planning Design and Construction, Ascension - Medxcel
Matt Sparling, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, MKM architecture + design
Bruce Williams, MS, MSN, RN, CHSOS, CHSE
Director of Simulation, St. Vincent Ascension Hospital

This summer Ascension Health, one of the country’s largest healthcare systems, will open the William K. Nasser, MD Healthcare Education and Simulation Center at St. Vincent in Indianapolis, IN. As simulation-based training for clinical teams becomes standard practice for many health professionals, particularly in training interdisciplinary teams, this new facility hopes to ensure that physicians and nurses are provided with an exceptional level of education through simulated procedures and team-building exercises. In discussing the preliminary planning, conceptual design, and innovative operational model for the center, this presentation is intended to provide a detailed case study of this new facility and its ability to impact patient care and staff retention/recruitment. Project administrators and architects will review initial research and share lessons learned to provide a comprehensive summary of the project from initial planning to current operation.

1. Articulate the challenges facing Ascension Health and the role simulation centers could play as the organization looks to the future.
2. Present research assessing the value simulation centers can provide healthcare systems regarding patient care, innovation, retention, and recruitment.
3. Present a chronological case study for the William K. Nasser, MD Healthcare Education and Simulation Center at St. Vincent in Indianapolis, IN.
4. Examine data measuring the impact the simulation center has had on Ascension operations and lessons learned following the completion of the project.

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH