Interdisciplinary Simulation Centers

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. This allows physicians and associates from various clinical disciplines to test their readiness, recognize and respond to changes in patient conditions by using life-like mannequins, simulators, task trainers, and standardized patients.

We prioritize the quality of care we deliver to our patients and increase the skill sets and training efficiency for our Associates. In addition, our centers are utilized as training sites for research of new equipment and clinical processes and procedures. It allows researchers to gather data on how patients are likely to respond to changes in patient care protocols. Each finding is a possible precursor to subsequent research or clinical trials involving live subjects or conducted as stand-alone simulated research projects.

As community partners, our interdisciplinary simulation centers are available to other healthcare and educational institutions for various courses, educational opportunities, and a conference site.

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.

Simulation Center

Simulation Centers

St. Frances Cabrini - Alexandria, LA  

  • 1800 sq. ft. space
  • Two Simulation Rooms
  • One Debriefing Room One Classroom Storage
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment and Supplies 
  • Removable Partitions

Stanley Guillot, PCCN, CCRN-K, BSN, PA-C

  • Critical Care Physician Assistant
  • Critical Care Educator
  • SimLab Coordinator

CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital

3330 Masonic Drive Alexandria, LA 71301

stanley.guillot@christushealth.org

Cynthia Vanlangendonck, RN, BSN, CPM, CHSERN

  • Coordinator, Clinical Program: Patient Experience

CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital

3330 Masonic Drive Alexandria, LA 71301

318-528-6489

cynthia.vanlangendonck@christushealth.org

St. Michael - Texarkana, TX  

  • 5,200 sq. ft. space
  • Four Simulation Rooms
  • Removable Partitions
  • Multiple Debriefing Rooms 
  • Electronic Reference Library
  •  Four High, Two Mid, and Multiple Low-Fidelity Mannequins

Sherry Roberson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

  • Director of Professional Excellence
  • Clinical Education and Magnet® Program

CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System

2600 St. Michael Drive Texarkana, TX 75503

903-614-6809

sherry.roberson@christushealth.org


Spohn - Corpus Christi, TX 

  • Six simulation rooms
  • Procedural Training Classroom
  • Six High-Fidelity Simulators
  • State-of-the-Art A/V System for remote Facilitation and Debriefing
  • Multitude of Task/Procedural Trainers

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital-Shoreline

600 Elizabeth Street Corpus Christi, TX 78404

361-902-4346

Santa Rosa - San Antonio, TX  

  • 7,300 sq. ft. space
  • Eight Simulation Rooms (Four Adult, Four Pediatrics)
  • Removable Partitions 
  • Two Debriefing Rooms 
  • Electronic Reference Library 
  • Seven High, Two Mid, and Multiple Low-Fidelity Mannequins

Gayle Dasher, PhD, RN, ANP-BC

  • Director of Clinical Practice

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System

333 N. Santa Rosa San Antonio, TX 78207

210-704-2548

gayle.dasher@christushealth.org 

Dottie Whitt, RN, MSN

  • RN Coordinator, Simulation & School Liaison

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System

333 N. Santa Rosa San Antonio, TX 78207

210-704-2119

dottie.whitt@christushealth.org


Good Shepherd - Longview, TX  

Beth Neidlinger, MSN, RN, CENP

  • Divisional Director, Nursing Education

CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System

700 E. Marshall Longview, TX 75601

903-315-2587

beth.neidlinger@christushealth.org

Belinda Wright, RN, CCRN

  • Critical Care Staff Development Coordinator/Care Facilitator
  • Simulation Lab

CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System

700 E. Marshall Longview, TX 75601

903-315-1915

belinda.wright@christushealth.org