Interdisciplinary Simulation Centers

The purpose of the 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 staff 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, task trainers and standardized patients.

As a department within the CHRISTUS Institute for Academic Advancement (CIAA), the simulation program is currently active in four of our facilities, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health located in Texarkana, Texas; CHRISTUS Santa Rosa located at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, Texas; CHRISTUS Spohn located at Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas; CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System located in Longview, Texas; and CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital located in Alexandria, Lousiana.

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.

  • Santa Rosa Simulation Center
  • St. Michael's Simulation Center
  • SPOHN Simulation Center
  • Cabrini
  • Good Shephard Simulation Center