School of Health and Patient Simulation
The School of Health and Patient Simulation is a national, regional and local trendsetter in the use of patient simulation to enhance the learning objectives of the curriculums. The School of Health and Patient Simulation is home to SIMS Medical Center™ (SMC), the teaching hospital at STCC. SMC provides state-of-the-art educational environments where students and current health care personnel obtain new skills and refine existing competencies with an experienced faculty and staff dedicated to the exploration of patient simulation with the goal of improved patient care.
An emphasis on interdisciplinary scenarios closely replicates the medical workforce environment of today. SMC includes a four-bed Acute Care Unit, Trauma Room / Flex Unit, Surgical Suite, Sterile Processing Unit, Basic Care Unit, Outpatient Services, Family Life Unit and the Berkshire Bank Critical Care Unit. Students obtain direct hands-on experience with patient simulators from Laerdal, CAE, and Gaumard placed in realistic medical settings. SMC is a Laerdal Center of Educational Excellence.
The School of Health and Patient Simulation is overseen by Dean Michael Foss, MA, R.D.M.S., R.V.T
The departments within the School of Health and Patient Simulation are listed below. Select the “Go to information” link for a list of that department’s course offerings, or select from the “Programs” list to see degree or certificate offerings within that department.