Friday, May 3, 2013

CMS celebrates new home


HANDS-ON LEARNING: Attendees play a teamwork game during the open house.


The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) hosted an open house on March 27 in its new home on the fourth floor of Charlestown Navy Yard’s Building 39. Attendees enjoyed jazz music, food and tours of the facility – which recently relocated from the Partners Research Building in Cambridge. Led by Founder and Executive Director Jeff Cooper, PhD, CMS is one of the pioneering organizations that provides realistic simulation for training health care professionals. While it is an independent nonprofit operation originally established to serve all of the Harvard-affiliated hospitals, nearly all of its faculty and staff are members of the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine. CMS has been instrumental in helping to establish the MGH’s growing simulation program, under the leadership of James Gordon, MD, director of the MGH Learning Lab and chief of the Emergency Department’s Division of Medical Simulation. During the event, CMS was also honored by the MGH’s Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) for outstanding leadership and enduring contributions to the field of simulation. 

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