New health and education centre supports local community and advances in simulation training

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New health and education centre supports local community and advances in simulation training
July 10, 2015

Sarnia’s Lambton College has much to be excited about, with recent joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario for a new Centre for Health Education & Sustainable Care (CHESC). The facility will bring Lambton College into the forefront of health professions education.

CHESC will unite faculty, students, and researchers in multi-functional laboratories, collaborative meeting spaces, and interactive learning studios. It will also support advances in simulated learning.

“The Centre for Health Education & Sustainable Care will support advances in simulation technology for training purposes, interprofessional education, and health-related research opportunities. The building will also provide students with tools needed to continually investigate best practice in sustainable health care, specifically for citizens with chronic care issues from rural, small-urban, and First Nations areas. This is more than an investment in Lambton College – it’s an investment in health education in Sarnia-Lambton,” said Judith Morris, Lambton College’s President and CEO.

“Investment into Lambton College’s Centre for Health Education & Sustainable Care is a great example of connecting resources and knowledge sharing in and across communities of Ontario. This is an important advancement for health professionals learning in this community, and for further improvement to the quality of patient care and patient safety,” said Susan Lenard, SIM-one’s President and CEO.

The $1-billion funding from the Small Communities Fund is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history that aims to connect regions, address local priorities, support job creation and economic growth, and improve the quality of life of Ontario citizens.

To learn more about Ontario’s infrastructure programs, including the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, please visit http://www.moi.gov.on.ca/en/infrastructure.

 

About SIM-one

SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network is a not-for-profit organization that connects the simulation community, facilities, resources and services across the Province of Ontario. SIM-one advocates for and advances simulated learning in health professions education for the benefit of patient care and patient safety. Supported in part by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC), SIM-one’s vision is to further position Ontario as the global leader in healthcare simulation.

For more information on SIM-one, please visit www.SIM-one.ca or contact [email protected].