Sept. 3, 2020
Leaning forward, Madigan’s Sim Center breaks training ground
MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. —
MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. – The Charles A. Andersen Simulation Center has been a fixture at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., since 2002. Yet, when the hospital commander, Col. Christopher Warner, the center’s medical director, Lt. Col. (Dr.) Jillian Phelps, past directors, base leadership and local media gathered on Friday, August 28 to cut the ribbon on the renovated facility, every inch of the training facility was brand new. “This center now will encompass three separate facilities that span over 24,000 square feet within the Madigan Army Medical Center complex. Here where we’re standing today will be our main center. This location will provide a continuum of care experience that includes our pre-hospital services, an ER capability, an OR capability and an ICU training environment. All which mimic those that are seen within our hospital. The equipment that is located here is the same as in our facility. The rooms are at the same level and grade as what you would see in our facility. So that it is a realistic and real life experience in simulation for all of our trainees that come through,” said Warner in remarks during the ceremony captured for sharing on Madigan’s Facebook page.