The Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall

Sim Center

OverviewSlice

The Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall brings Indiana's current and future doctors, nurses and technicians together in collaborative practice in a variety of clinical settings. Together, these interdisciplinary teams will practice on mannequins that respond like real patients, immerse themselves in computer-simulated surgery and react to complicated emergency room dramas.

Jointly operated by Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University School of Nursing and Indiana University Health, the simulation center's mission is to provide a replica of the patient care environment where health care providers can learn to apply cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills in a interdisciplinary approach.

The vision for the simulation center is to instruct and facilitate learning while objectively measuring a learner's performance and competency in the health care environment.

Overview

The Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall brings Indiana's current and future doctors, nurses and technicians together in collaborative practice in a variety of clinical settings. Together, these interdisciplinary teams will practice on mannequins that respond like real patients, immerse themselves in computer-simulated surgery and react to complicated emergency room dramas.

Jointly operated by Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University School of Nursing and Indiana University Health, the simulation center's mission is to provide a replica of the patient care environment where health care providers can learn to apply cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills in a interdisciplinary approach.

The vision for the simulation center is to instruct and facilitate learning while objectively measuring a learner's performance and competency in the health care environment.

HistorySlice

In the wake of the landmark 2002 Institute of Medicine report To Err Is Human: Building a safer Health System, national attention has been focused on the safety of our patients. No formal multidisciplinary simulation center existed in Indiana; however, independent components of simulation did exist at Indiana University Health and Indiana University Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

The Simulation Center concept was determined to be necessary to provide students and professionals with the best training to provide safe care to patients, but also necessary to provide a service of training to others in the state and the nation.

The Simulation Center consists of three partners: IU Health, Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSOM) and Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON). These groups embarked on a joint venture in 2005 after establishing a common mission, vision, and goals that align with patient safety.

A governance committee led by Eric Williams, MD was formed in late 2005 and provided direct oversight for all planning efforts. An operational committee was also formed shortly after this and led by Scott Engum, MD.

A timeline of events leading to the completion of The Simulation Center

  • The Simulation Center Program Proposal was presented to the IU Health Partners Board of Directors on February 23, 2006. The program was approved.
  • The Simulation Center design was completed in May 2007
  • Construction began in February 2007
  • Construction was completed in October 2008
  • Equipment and furniture installation began in November 2008
  • AVS and B-line began their audio-visual installation in March 2009
  • The OSCE Center moved from Methodist Towers to the Simulation Center in June 2009
  • Audio-visual installation was completed in July 2009
  • The Simulation Center staff was hired and trained in July 2009
  • The center became fully operational August 1st, 2009
  • An open house dedication was held October 12th, 2009 

History

In the wake of the landmark 2002 Institute of Medicine report To Err Is Human: Building a safer Health System, national attention has been focused on the safety of our patients. No formal multidisciplinary simulation center existed in Indiana; however, independent components of simulation did exist at Indiana University Health and Indiana University Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

The Simulation Center concept was determined to be necessary to provide students and professionals with the best training to provide safe care to patients, but also necessary to provide a service of training to others in the state and the nation.

The Simulation Center consists of three partners: IU Health, Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSOM) and Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON). These groups embarked on a joint venture in 2005 after establishing a common mission, vision, and goals that align with patient safety.

A governance committee led by Eric Williams, MD was formed in late 2005 and provided direct oversight for all planning efforts. An operational committee was also formed shortly after this and led by Scott Engum, MD.

A timeline of events leading to the completion of The Simulation Center

  • The Simulation Center Program Proposal was presented to the IU Health Partners Board of Directors on February 23, 2006. The program was approved.
  • The Simulation Center design was completed in May 2007
  • Construction began in February 2007
  • Construction was completed in October 2008
  • Equipment and furniture installation began in November 2008
  • AVS and B-line began their audio-visual installation in March 2009
  • The OSCE Center moved from Methodist Towers to the Simulation Center in June 2009
  • Audio-visual installation was completed in July 2009
  • The Simulation Center staff was hired and trained in July 2009
  • The center became fully operational August 1st, 2009
  • An open house dedication was held October 12th, 2009 

LeadershipSlice

Dylan Cooper, MD
Director
Phone: 317.963.7600Email Dylan

Julie Poore, DNP, RN, CHSE
Manager
Phone: 317.963.7608 | Email Julie

Greg Hasty, BS, LPN, CHSE, CHSOS
Simulation Coordinator
Phone: 317.963.7650 | Email Greg

Karen Schroedle, BA, CHSE
Standardized Patient Educator
Phone: 317.962.5592Email Karen

Leadership

Dylan Cooper, MD
Director
Phone: 317.963.7600Email Dylan

Julie Poore, DNP, RN, CHSE
Manager
Phone: 317.963.7608 | Email Julie

Greg Hasty, BS, LPN, CHSE, CHSOS
Simulation Coordinator
Phone: 317.963.7650 | Email Greg

Karen Schroedle, BA, CHSE
Standardized Patient Educator
Phone: 317.962.5592Email Karen

LiaisonsSlice

Evelyn Stephenson, DNP, RN
Indiana University School of Nursing Graduate Liaison
Phone: 317.274.4182 I Email Evelyn

Jennifer Harley, RN
Indiana University Health Liaison
Phone: 317.962.2458 I Email Jennifer

Andrea Pfeifle, EDD, PT, FNAP
Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice Liaison
Phone: 317.278.1137 I Email Andrea

Liaisons

Evelyn Stephenson, DNP, RN
Indiana University School of Nursing Graduate Liaison
Phone: 317.274.4182 I Email Evelyn

Jennifer Harley, RN
Indiana University Health Liaison
Phone: 317.962.2458 I Email Jennifer

Andrea Pfeifle, EDD, PT, FNAP
Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice Liaison
Phone: 317.278.1137 I Email Andrea

OperationsSlice

Kathy Johnson
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 317.963.7606Email Kathy

Chris Weidman, BA
Simulation Specialist
Phone: 317.963.7648Email Chris

Chassity Mays, BSN, RN, CHSE, CHSOS
Simulation Specialist
Phone: 317.963.7663 | Email Chassity

Ryan Stambro, BA
Simulation Technician
Phone: 317.963.7663Email Ryan

Dane Rogers
Simulation Technician
Phone: 317-963-7646 | Email Dane

Matthew Needler
Simulation Technician
Phone: 317.963.0342 | Email Matthew

Operations

Kathy Johnson
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 317.963.7606Email Kathy

Chris Weidman, BA
Simulation Specialist
Phone: 317.963.7648Email Chris

Chassity Mays, BSN, RN, CHSE, CHSOS
Simulation Specialist
Phone: 317.963.7663 | Email Chassity

Ryan Stambro, BA
Simulation Technician
Phone: 317.963.7663Email Ryan

Dane Rogers
Simulation Technician
Phone: 317-963-7646 | Email Dane

Matthew Needler
Simulation Technician
Phone: 317.963.0342 | Email Matthew

Information TechnologySlice

Rick Clift
Information Technologist
Phone: 317.962.3999Email Rick

Information Technology

Rick Clift
Information Technologist
Phone: 317.962.3999Email Rick

Standardized Patient TrainersSlice

Dempsey Arnold
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Michael Davis
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Karen Dutton
Email Karen

Eric Durrett
Email Eric

Robyn Kenyon
Email Robyn

Kelsey Miller
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Staci McCrackin
Email Staci

Noel Outland
Email Noel

Standardized Patient Trainers

Dempsey Arnold
Email Dempsey

Michael Davis
Email Michael

Karen Dutton
Email Karen

Eric Durrett
Email Eric

Robyn Kenyon
Email Robyn

Kelsey Miller
Email Kelsey

Staci McCrackin
Email Staci

Noel Outland
Email Noel

Our FacilitySlice

The Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall was made possible in large part to Richard M. Fairbanks and the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Fairbanks was a leader and innovator in broadcasting who owned and operated numerous radio, television and cable television systems across the nation. During his involvement with WIBC radio station in Indianapolis, Mr. Fairbanks established the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, which evolved into one of the largest radio networks in the world.

A successful and highly-regarded businessman, Mr. Fairbanks was deeply involved with professional, civic and cultural organizations. The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, established in 1986, supports not-for-profit organizations, programs, and projects primarily in Indianapolis.

In his later years, Mr. Fairbanks was a friend and benefactor of the Indiana University School of Medicine. He recognized the school as a source of medical innovation and as an economic engine for Indianapolis and generously supported its mission.

In 2006, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation generously contributed $6 million toward the construction of this resource center. This gift ensures that medical students and health care professionals have access to world-class educational and training facilities. Fairbanks Hall is a collaborative partnership between Indiana University Health, Indiana University School of Medicine, and Indiana University School of Nursing. Fairbanks Hall opened in August 2009.

Our Facility

The Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall was made possible in large part to Richard M. Fairbanks and the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Fairbanks was a leader and innovator in broadcasting who owned and operated numerous radio, television and cable television systems across the nation. During his involvement with WIBC radio station in Indianapolis, Mr. Fairbanks established the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, which evolved into one of the largest radio networks in the world.

A successful and highly-regarded businessman, Mr. Fairbanks was deeply involved with professional, civic and cultural organizations. The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, established in 1986, supports not-for-profit organizations, programs, and projects primarily in Indianapolis.

In his later years, Mr. Fairbanks was a friend and benefactor of the Indiana University School of Medicine. He recognized the school as a source of medical innovation and as an economic engine for Indianapolis and generously supported its mission.

In 2006, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation generously contributed $6 million toward the construction of this resource center. This gift ensures that medical students and health care professionals have access to world-class educational and training facilities. Fairbanks Hall is a collaborative partnership between Indiana University Health, Indiana University School of Medicine, and Indiana University School of Nursing. Fairbanks Hall opened in August 2009.

Floor PlanSlice

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Simulation Center Floorplan

Floor Plan

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Simulation Center Floorplan

PartnersSlice

IU Health IU School of Medicine  

Partners

IU Health IU School of Medicine  

DonorsSlice

   

Donors