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METS Center

In the province of Ultrecht, Netherlands, surrounded by lush, pine forests rests the quaint Dutch village of Bilthoven. Part of the municipality of De Bilt (famously the ancestral home of the Vanderbilt family), Bilthoven is also the home of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s first fully accredited simulation program in Europe. The Medical Training & Simulation (or METS) Center gained its accreditation from SSH in April of this year, and has been named the Program of the Quarter by the Accreditation Council.

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Bob Kerner sim room standing 2019

Bob Kerner

The story on the early years of Long Island’s renown simulation jewel now known as the Patient Safety Institute is relatively similar to that of many other simulation centers across the country. A former administrator for the Northwell Health System said “oh, we should do simulation, and then in late 2006 somebody found some money to buy a simulator,” recalls Dr. Robert Kerner.  “We borrowed a delivery room in one of our hospitals, and away we went doing simulation.” Since that time, Dr. Kerner has led the Institute in developing a 20-bed, interprofessional facility that houses high-fidelity simulation for a 23-hospital health system that is accredited in all areas by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.  And Dr. Kerner has seen and done it all in the decade and a half since then.

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SSH News

Please read this important ALERT from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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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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