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Interdisciplinary Simulation Centers

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Overview

The simulation program is designed to offer state-of-the-art recreations of clinical events and potential patient complications in a safe and controlled environment, allowing physicians and associates from a variety of clinical disciplines to test their readiness to appropriately recognize and respond to changes in patient conditions using sophisticated life-like mannequins, simulators, task trainers and standardized patients.

Our number one priority is to improve the quality of care we deliver to our patients and to increase the skill sets and training efficiency of our Associates. Our Centers can also serve as training sites for research into the efficacy of new equipment and clinical processes and procedures, allowing researchers to gather data on how patients are likely to respond to changes in patient care protocols. Such research may serve as a precursor to subsequent research or clinical trials involving live subjects or may be conducted as a stand-alone simulated research projects. As community partners, the interdisciplinary simulation centers at all our facilities are available to other healthcare and educational institutions for delivery of courses, educational opportunities, and as a conference site.

The simulation program is currently active in six of our facilities.

  • CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center
  • CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital
  • CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - Shoreline
  • CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital
  • CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center - Longview
  • CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center

The below video is from our CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital Simulation Center located in Texarkana, Texas. This was the first System funded Center and was designed to offer state-of-the-art recreations of clinical events and potential patient complications in a safe and controlled atmosphere, allowing physicians and staff from a variety of clinical disciplines to test their readiness to appropriately recognize and respond to changes in patient condition using sophisticated life-like mannequins and associated task trainers.

LOI and Use Agreement Documents

If you are interested in utilizing one of CHRISTUS Health’s Simulation Centers for a conference, course or training, the Letter of Intent (LOI) and Use Agreement are downloadable and available for your review. Please keep in mind that these documents are in draft form. All final LOI’s and Use Agreements are tailored specifically to fit the needs of your Organization and your requested training requirements.

Contact Us

Dr. Shad Deering Shad Deering, MD, CHSE, COL(ret) USA
System Medical Director, CHRISTUS Simulation Institute 
Associate Dean, Baylor College of Medicine, CHoSA
Professor, Department of OB/GYN, Baylor College of Medicine
shad.deering@christushealth.org
Brian Hutchison Brian E. Hutchison, MHSA, BTD
Program Director, Simulation Based Programs 
CHRISTUS Health – Clinical Excellence Services Division
Office: 210.703.0078
Mobile: 858.254.2412
brian.hutchison@christushealth.org

Simulation Center Profiles

  • Santa Rosa Simulation Center - San Antonio, TX
  • St. Michael Simulation Center - Texarkana, TX
  • Spohn Simulation Center - Corpus Christi, TX
  • St. Frances Cabrini Simulation Center - Alexandria, LA
  • Good Shepherd Simulation Center - Longview, TX