COOK COUNTY STROGER HOSPITAL
Founded in 2005, the Cook County Simulation Training Center was established within the Department of Emergency Medicine by Dr. Michelle Sergel. The Center originally provided simulation training for the Emergency Medicine Residents and has since grown to provide simulation-based medical education for all of the medical professionals of the Cook County Hospitals and Health System including Provident Hospital and Cermak Jail.
The CCH Simulation Center now utilizes high-fidelity mannequins and 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. Dr. Michelle Sergel, the Director of Simulation at CCH is also the Director of Simulation at the Rush Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation providing a symbiotic relationship between these two staff groups and all equipment and services.
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 Emergency Medicine Milestones.
NORTHSHORE UNIVERSITY HEALTHSYSTEM
University of Chicago Affliate
The University of Chicago Medical Simulation Fellowship is based at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL. NorthShore's Simulation Lab called the Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation (GCSI) was originally started by Dr. Ernie Wang and Dr. Morris Kharasch in the early 2000s.
It has since grown into a state-of-the-art, 13,000 square foot facility at NorthShore Evanston Hospital. It was specifically designed to be a 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 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.