The bold vision to create a facility capable of shifting the landscape of health care education and practice manifests on Thursday, September 28, when the School of Nursing and Health Studies’ (SONHS) Simulation Hospital officially opens its doors. University President Julio Frenk and new SONHS Dean Cindy Munro will welcome some 250 special guests and media, and highlight the benefits of this five-story, 41,000-square-foot, fully equipped state-of-the-art building.
In a press release, President Frenk acknowledged the SONHS’ leadership, past and present, who conceptualized and helped drive the hospital’s completion. “Our Simulation Hospital is an exciting example of education innovation at its most tangible and humane level,” he said. “Students, health professionals, and patients throughout the hemisphere will benefit from this revolutionary learning facility.”
The Simulation Hospital will serve as a hub for students, health care professionals, first responders and corporate partners to design, test, and master skills and technologies to transform health care education, research, and practice.