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Sanford Opens Simulation Training Center

The new Sanford Simulation Center will allow Sanford employees to use the newest high-tech methods to receive hands-on training in a safe, no-risk environment.

Innovative new training space will help Sanford employees offer highest level of care

Sanford Simulation Center(Sioux Falls, SD) – Sanford Health opens a new training center for employees that will pioneer a new method of simulation-based learning in healthcare for the region.

The new Sanford Simulation Center will allow Sanford employees to use the newest high-tech methods to receive hands-on training in a safe, no-risk environment. By utilizing a combination of task trainers, mannequin simulators and standardized patients, Sanford employees will have a chance to learn new skills and improve the process, accuracy and delivery of every aspect of patient care.

“The center will help prepare Sanford staff to offer exceptional care by providing practice in the latest techniques, treatments and collaborative problem solving methods,” said Becky Nelson, Sanford Health Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “This state-of-the art training facility will also be used for cutting-edge research into how simulation-based learning can impact clinical judgment, interdisciplinary collaboration and patient outcomes.”Sanford Simulation Center

Two simulation suites, two high-tech debriefing rooms and a multi-faceted task trainer room make up the 2,400 square-foot facility located at the Sanford Health Center for Learning in the Sanford Stevens Center.

The Sanford Simulation Center will also be made available in the future to community members, such as firefighters, emergency medical technicians and first responders as well as other organizations and companies that have simulated learning needs.

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD and consists of two long-standing organizations that merged in 2009. Sanford is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation with a presence in 110 communities in eight states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Belize and Ireland.

Sanford Health includes 30 hospitals, 111 clinic locations and more than 800 physicians in 70 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 18,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's $400 million gift in 2007, the largest gift ever to a healthcare organization in America. This gift is making possible the implementation of the several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.

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Stacy Bauer Jones | Media Relations Manager | Sioux Falls Region
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