COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL SIMULATION CENTER
Founded in 2005, the Cook County Simulation Training Center was established within the Department of Emergency Medicine. For several years, one simulation mannequin – CHESTER – Cook County Hospital Electronic Simulator for Trauma and Emergency Resuscitation – provided simulation training for the Emergency Medicine Residents.
The Simulation Center now utilizes four high-fidelity mannequins and numerous task trainers. The center provides a hands-on experience for many of the departments at Cook County Hospital. In 2018, the Simulation Center moved to the new Cook County Professional building and includes two large simulation rooms with adjacent control rooms and multiple large debrief rooms where the simulations can be observed and critiqued.
The Cook County Simulation Training Center is an integrated simulation center that utilizes a wide variety of simulation modalities including procedural skills task trainers, high-fidelity mannequins and standardized patients.
We are committed to using these emerging technologies in order to improve medical education, patient safety and communication via the Graduate Medical Education core competencies and the newly developed Emergency Medicine Milestones.
NORTHSHORE GRAINGER CENTER FOR SIMULATION AND INNOVATION
University of Chicago Affiliate
Medical simulation is a rapidly growing field dedicated to the goal of improving patient care. At NorthShore, we are committed to using these emerging technologies to improve education and patient safety. NorthShore's expertise in practice and research, as well as our standing as a top-ranked teaching hospital, has driven us to further our commitment to simulation by developing the Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation (GCSI).
This state-of-the-art, 13,000 square foot facility at NorthShore Evanston Hospital was specifically designed to host our multispecialty, multidisciplinary simulation center. Here, two programs provide complementary and collaborative health care education, training and research opportunities.
NorthShore's world-class Medical Simulation Program (formerly CSTAR—Center for Simulation Technology and Academic Research) is actively improving patient care, reducing healthcare costs and improving outcomes through innovative medical scenario simulation.
The Surgical Simulation Program is a leading-edge surgical training and innovation program that provides an expert resource for surgeons to train in established minimally invasive methods, and to develop and test new techniques and procedures.