This fall, construction begins on the Children's Hospital Simulation
Lab and Innovation Center. Located on the first floor of the South Tower,
the planned 11,788 square-foot center will feature training rooms, simulation
space and equipment that is groundbreaking in pediatric medicine.
The $3.2 million project (generously funded by Scripps Networks Interactive,
now Discovery) will benefit the organization and our community. The center's
state-of-the-art technology and unprecedented "thinkspace" will
allow staff to optimize processes and improve learning -- which will ultimately
elevate our services and quality of care. Staff will use the space for
hands-on training, problem-solving and invention that pertains directly
to improving bedside care.
"We are looking to create a space that supports inquisitive minds,"
says Hella Ewing, Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing
Officer. "Investing in innovation and simulation is key to the sustainability
of any organization. When it comes to perfecting our practice, no idea
is too small or too big. The possibilities are there if we don't limit
The Children’s Hospital Simulation Lab and Innovation Center is set
to open Spring 2020.