Simulation and Education Center provides high-tech training

Thanks to the generosity of many physicians, physician practices, medical staff members and community friends, more than $3.4 million has been raised for the design and construction of a new Simulation and Education Center at Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus. The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine donated a generous $1 million gift to help renovate and equip the training facility.

The center provides highly technical, realistic simulation in a multidisciplinary setting, allowing physicians and nurses to train and practice cutting-edge procedures to help provide safe, patient-centered care and enhanced clinical outcomes. Existing and new simulation training facilities and technology have been centralized in a state-of-the-art 6,800-square-foot facility on the lower level of the hospital.

The facility reflects the importance of collaboration and communication among healthcare team members, with ample space for mock team hands-on simulations and individual learning. It includes:

  • a procedural skills training room equipped with task trainers and high-fidelity simulation models
  • a virtual reality surgical skills training room
  • a simulation operating room and team training rooms that can be used as a simulated delivery room or emergency exam room
  • rooms for viewing and assessing communication and clinical skills with simulated patients
  • meeting areas for workshops and conferences
  • advanced videotaping/videoconferencing capabilities

The relocation of the renovated Helen L. DeRoy Medical Library to a more visible, accessible space on the first floor of the hospital made way for the new Simulation and Education Center. The Library includes the new Qazi Patient and Family Resource Center, enabling patients and families to access professional librarians and medical resources. The area includes computer workstations, free Wi-Fi and expanded electronic resources to aid patients in managing their health.

Fundraising efforts continue for additional state-of-the art equipment for the Simulation and Education Center. If you would like to support this project, please go to: Ways To Give, or call 248-465-5008.