The Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation and Simulation at Maine Medical Center has a new, cutting-edge simulation center to train medical students and staff using replicas of operating and trauma rooms, actors portraying patients, and sophisticated mannequins that mimic a variety of human conditions.
The Simulation Center at Maine Medical Center (MMC) is an 18,000-square-foot facility that brings state-of-the-art medical learning to the hospital’s Brighton Campus in Portland. It includes operating and trauma rooms that are identical to those at Maine Med; a skills lab, where students practice procedures such as stitching sutures or performing colonoscopies; and patient rooms where students can build their patient communication skills and develop a patient- and family-centered bedside manner. Actors are used to portray patients, and are trained to behave or respond in specific ways during “patient exams.”
Maine Medical Center is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland, the entire state, as well as northern New England. MMC’s unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is a member of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in southern, central, and western Maine.
For more information check out Maine Medical Center’s Simulation Program website.