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February 2, 2015: 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.

It is exciting to see the number of programs that are pursuing accreditation and demonstrating quality healthcare simulation from around the globe. We are looking forward to more programs becoming accredited and ultimately impacting and improving patient safety and outcomes through the delivery of healthcare simulation that meets and exceeds the accreditation standards, said Juli Maxworthy, Chair of the SSH Accreditation Committee.

The SSH Accreditation program is truly global. To date, centers in the United States, Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Dominica, and Kenya are accredited. SSH accreditation examines program’s proficiency and expertise in Assessment, Research, Teaching/Education and Systems Integration. If you are committed to promoting and delivering excellence in your simulation program visit http://www.ssih.org/Accreditation to learn more about SSH Accreditation.

FULL ACCREDITATION
• Patient Safety and Clinical Competency Center, Albany NY
o Teaching/Education

• Simulation-Based Education and Research (SBER) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon NH
o Research, Teaching/Education, Systems Integration

• University of Hawai’i Translational Health Sciences Simulation Center, Honolulu HI
o Teaching/Education

• Multidisciplinary Simulation and Skills Centre, Hong Kong
o Teaching/Education

• MedStar SITEL Clinical Simulation Centers, Washington DC
o Teaching/Education, Systems Integration

• West Virginia Simulation Training & Education for Patient Safety (STEPs), Morgantown WV
o Assessment, Teaching/Education

• Lansing Community College Nursing Simulation Program, Lansing MI
o Teaching/Education

• Rhode Island College School of Nursing Simulation Center & Nursing Resource Laboratory, Providence RI
o Teaching/Education

• Radford University Clinical Simulation Center, Radford, VA
o Teaching/Education

• OhioHealth Learning, Columbus, OH
o Assessment, Teaching/Education, Systems Integration

• SimTiki Simulation Center, Honolulu HI
o Research, Teaching/Education

• National Capitol Regional Simulation Consortium, Washington DC
o Assessment, Research, Teaching/Education, Systems Integration

• University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences Multidisciplinary Skills Laboratory, Nairobi Kenya
o Assessment

PROVISIONAL ACCREDITATION
• Central Louisiana Interactive Center for Simulation (CLICS), Pineville LA
o Teaching/Education

MID-CYCLE ADDITIONAL AREAS ACCREDITATION
• Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC), Tucson AZ
o Assessment, Research, Systems Integration
• The Simulation, Teaching, and Academic Research (STAR) Center at Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh PA
o Assessment, Systems Integration
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Established in 2004 by professionals using simulation for education, testing, and research in healthcare, SSH membership is comprised of all healthcare disciplines, researchers, educators and developers from around the globe. SSH fosters the improvement and application of simulation-based modalities such as human patient simulators, virtual reality, standardized patients and task trainers. For more information, go to www.ssih.org.

Media and other inquiries may be directed to:
Holly Simonton, MA,
Communications Manager 
communications@ssih.org
 866-730-6127


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