VA Palo Alto Health Care System
VA Palo Alto Health Care System Hosts Open House for State-of-the-Art Simulation Center
November 21, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kim Betton
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PALO ALTO – VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) announces the Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for its state-of-the-art Simulation Center (Center) on Friday, November 22, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. (PST) at 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, California, 94304, Building 105, Atrium. Following the ceremony, facility tours are available until 4:00 p.m. The media and public are invited to attend.
"The Simulation Center continues to be a world leader in the field of healthcare simulation," said VAPAHCS Director and U.S. Army Veteran Thomas J. Fitzgerald III. "We are grateful to serve our Veterans and provide them with cutting edge technology through this center of excellence."
VAPAHCS' Simulation Center has pioneered the use of mannequin-based, fully interactive simulators in anesthesiology, intensive care, emergency medicine, and other clinical settings since the 1980s. The medical center's physicians, nurses and staff are recognized as world-experts in simulation. Additionally, Veterans participate as actors to portray patients and/or family members during training sessions dealing with verbal communication.
“The Simulation Center is committed to serving our nation’s Veterans by striving to improve the quality and safety of patient care,” said David M. Gaba, M.D., founder and co-director of the Simulation Center. “It is an honor to serve our Veterans and staff in simulation learning.”
The new Simulation Center continues to grow through the years. This is its 4th location in the history on the VAPAHCS campus since 1995. The center is one of the largest in the entire network of VA Medical Centers.
About VA Palo Alto Health Care System
VA Palo Alto Health Care System consists of three inpatient facilities located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Livermore, Calif. Also, there are seven outpatient clinics in San Jose, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, Sonora, and Fremont, Calif. These nationally recognized facilities provide award-winning medical care and cutting-edge technology. Along with its academic affiliate at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the more than 6,200 staff and volunteers operate nearly 800 beds, including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary, showing its more than 85,000 enrolled Veterans that they are “Serving those who Served.” Visit us on the web at www.paloalto.va.gov. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.