The Memorial Learning Center showcases our commitment to education, collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement as well as our commitment to strengthening relationships with our healthcare partners. We focus on learner-centered environments to improve the learner’s ability to apply and retain information and improve outcomes for our patients and customers.
Surgical Skills: The J.Roland Folse, MD Surgical Skills Center
allows residents and physicians to hone their skills in a simulated surgical environment. Using computer simulators and virtual reality technology, as well as specially designed procedure modules, learners can practice a wide array of skills. Almost every SIU residency program uses the skills center and follows a mandatory procedure curriculum throughout the year. Other users of the center include military personnel, nurse practitioners, emergency medical services employees, radiology students, surgical technician students and practicing physicians.
Education Initiatives: Our commitment to learning and development for the healthcare workforce is evident through colleague development opportunities. The desire to be at the forefront of innovative care drives Memorial to place a premium on education – with the belief that a better trained workforce produces improved patient outcomes and moves the health system forward.
Performance Improvement: At Memorial Health, our commitment to quality and safety spans the entire care continuum. We provide patients with a singularly great experience, meeting both their physical and emotional needs. The Memorial Learning Center helps train our workforce to provide safe, high-quality, patient-centered care. Our dedication to quality and safety has been repeatedly recognized on an international level by respected and peer-reviewed committees, associations and publications focused on patient-centered excellence.
Simulation: The Simulation Center features 10 unique simulated learning environments in 16,000 square feet on the third floor and includes: a nurse’s station, patient room, operating room, an office and an exam room modeled after Memorial Care and Urgent Care rooms. Simulated patients can be programmed with different symptoms. Also:
- An intensive care room serves a dual purpose as a labor and delivery room; clinicians can run mock scenarios on a simulated patient that can give birth seven different ways. Two rooms – a trauma bay and a treatment room – simulate an emergency department setting.
- A mock residence with a kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom in 1,300 square feet features half walls for easy observation and is used for training by ambulance providers, firefighters and home service and hospice caregivers.
- A high-tech ambulance simulator, which mimics on-the-road movement, allows emergency medical technicians to train as if they’re transporting patients to the hospital.