Hospital Innovation Center Will Be State-of-the-Art, Unprecedented
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 ourselves."
The Children’s Hospital Simulation Lab and Innovation Center is set to open Spring 2020.