Last month, HCA's TriStar Health System celebrated the grand opening of its new Simulation Learning Center (SLC) with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Located at the TriStar Medical Plaza in Antioch, this new facility offers TriStar healthcare providers a state-of-the-art clinical learning environment that simulates an actual healthcare setting.
"The opening of the Simulation Learning Center represents our commitment to the advancement of the healthcare profession," said Heather J. Rohan, President and CEO of the TriStar Health Division. "This facility will offer our clinicians access to state-of-the-art, innovative training experiences that will enhance their ability to provide excellent care for the patients we serve."
The 13,000-square-foot facility represents a $3 million investment supporting the TriStar Nurse Residency program. The center will provide workforce development and continued learning opportunities for the nearly 4,000 nurses who work at TriStar's 22 hospitals. The SLC is custom-designed to reflect actual TriStar care environments with cutting-edge simulation equipment and technology. Instructors can observe employees' training from three control rooms that overlook the center's 15 simulation beds. The facility even includes 19 simulated patients of varying ages and interactivity.