The Healthcare Simulation Center is an 11,000 square foot multidisciplinary training facility featuring 14 multipurpose simulation rooms. Our mission is to improve the quality of delivered care, promote patient safety, advance the practice and training efficiency of a critically understaffed workforce, and grow to be an international focal point for health sciences education and innovative research in education and safety. The center opened in June of 2008. Within the first 6 months of operation 420 simulation sessions were facilitated with 6,300 simulation encounters for a total utilization of 2,440 hours.
John Schaefer, III, MD, the Director and Lewis Blackman Endowed Chair for Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety, is a visionary in the field of medical simulation and provides leadership in simulation methodology and course delivery. Under his directive, the Healthcare Simulation Center participates in the HealthCare Simulation South Carolina (HCSSC) regional collaborative.