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Friday, March 13, 2015 2015 Bylaws Dear Members, This message is to provide you wi... by hsimonton
Dear Members,

This message is to provide you with an update on the Bylaws review process and voting schedule. I know many of you are excited to move forward with greater clarity and I share your enthusiasm. However, I believe the review process has provided the opportunity for bettering the documentation, as well as for members to add their voices to the discussion directly. Thank you to the members who contributed to the discussion via SimConnect and direct email. Although not all changes were accepted for inclusion in the Bylaws document, all were carefully considered and, if not appropriate for Bylaws, many will be addressed through policy documents. Your input is sincerely appreciated.

Under the leadership of Paul Phrampus, the Bylaws Committee met several times to discuss the suggestions from members and are putting their recommendations before the Board of Directors for review and vote during their March 10th meeting. If the Board of Directors approves the recommended Bylaws, we will open voting to the membership shortly thereafter.

Voting will be by electronic ballot. It is very important that ALL members vote in this election, even if you don’t usually participate. This vote is essential for achieving the changes you requested as members and the long-term stability of the organization. No matter how you vote, PLEASE VOTE!

I want to extend my personal appreciation to our wonderful SSH staff who coalesced all of the member feedback into documents that facilitated the Bylaws Committee’s work, as well as the Bylaws Committee and its chair, Paul Phrampus, for working so thoughtfully on such a tight time line.

All of those involved make SSH such a great organization!

Kindest regards,


Pamela Andreatta, PhD, EdD, MFA
President 2015
Society for Simulation in Healthcare


Thursday, February 05, 2015 The CHSOS Pilot is complete. Twenty-one CHSOS certifications awarded. February 5, 2015: The Society for Simulation in He... by hsimonton
February 5, 2015: The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) is pleased to announce the awarding of the first twenty-one Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) certifications. “The Operations Specialists are as varied and unique as the centers who employ them. Some have titles that include Simulation Technicians, Simulation Technology Specialists, and Simulation IT Specialists. Regardless of the title, the growing field of simulation operations is the result of the increasing demands for skills, knowledge and abilities to meet the operational needs of busy simulation centers and labs. The CHSOS communicates to current and future employers that they have the best that this field is offering to them“ said H. Michael Young, CHSE, Chair of the CHSOS Subcommittee. These first individuals who have received this distinction have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to support and deliver quality healthcare simulations.
Monday, February 02, 2015 Fifty-four Sim Centers have Achieved SSH Accreditation The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) ann... by hsimonton

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) announces today the addition of thirteen fully accredited Sim Centers, one provisional and two mid-cycle area accreditations to the roster of accredited centers.   Since launching the accreditation program in 2010, fifty-four centers have achieved accreditation.   This rigorous process is important to the healthcare simulation profession because it fosters institutional and program improvement.


Thursday, January 29, 2015 Simulated Medications ALERT by Jmanos
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Healthcare Simulation Experts Converge On New Orleans For The 15th Annual International Meeting On Simulation In Healthcare The Society for Simulation in Healthcare hosted it... by hsimonton
The Society for Simulation in Healthcare hosted its 15th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2015) in New Orleans, Louisiana January 10-14, 2015. The theme Simulation Celebration was carried throughout the conference with New Orleans-themed events enjoyed by 2,300 attendees from fifty-six countries. SSH is the premier professional society for healthcare simulation experts; where educators, researchers, developers, and clinicians are able to collaborate and network with their peers around the world.
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