Raemer named as sixth recipient of SSH Pioneer in Simulation Award > The Society for Simulation in Healthcare

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 21, 2019) – The Society for Simulation in Healthcare has announced Daniel Raemer, Ph.D., as the sixth recipient of the Pioneer in Simulation award.

The SSH Pioneer in Simulation award is given to recognize individuals who have had a significant and sustained impact on simulation and its application to healthcare.

Dr. Raemer was selected as this year’s award recipient for his many innovations and accomplishments in advancing the field of simulation and especially for his vision to start a professional simulation society, his efforts to bring it into existence, and his leadership as the founding President of SSH.

“What a thrill to be alive during the advent and growth of a new domain, simulation in healthcare,” Raemer said. “To have contributed to this new endeavor is simply an honor.”

In his distinguished career, Raemer developed a special expertise in teamwork and crisis management over twenty-five years at the Center for Medical Simulation in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He was particularly interested in the art of debriefing and is frequently called upon to facilitate multi-disciplinary teamwork sessions in a variety of specialty areas such as operating rooms, intensive care units, emergency departments, endoscopy, and labor and delivery suites. 

Using simulation as a research tool to investigate healthcare worker’s behaviors and thought processes has been Raemer’s most enduring passion. 

He has published work in these areas and has given numerous keynote addresses for specialty societies and other healthcare organizations on simulation as it blossomed since the early 2000’s. 

In September 2019, Raemer retired from the Center for Medical Simulation and the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Management Departments while retaining the title, Honorary Anesthetist. 

Dr. Raemer officially will be presented with the achievement during the 2020 SSH International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, to be held Jan. 18-22, in San Diego, California.

Winners of the SSH Pioneer in Simulation Award:

2020 – Dr. Daniel Raemer

2019 – Ronald Harden

2017 – Dr. David Gaba

2016 – Lou Oberndorf, MBA

2015 – Dr. Michael Gordon

2014 – Dr. Stephen Abramson

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