Establishes The McCormick Foundation Simulation Training Center
Cadence Health today announced the Robert R. McCormick Foundation has awarded the system a $1 million grant to establish the McCormick Foundation Simulation Training Center at Central DuPage Hospital. The Simulation Training Center is scheduled to open later this year.
"Cadence Health has a deep commitment to patient care through education and practice," said David D. Hiller, President and CEO of the McCormick Foundation. "This learning center will bring together teams of specialists for hands-on learning that helps them put the latest clinical advances into immediate practice."
The simulation training institute will replicate real-world clinical settings, including a critical patient care room, emergency department and trauma care. These settings will feature high-tech adult and child manikins that mimic real-life audible patients' sounds, and even pupillary reactions.
"The grant from the McCormick Foundation to establish the training center is a perfect example of the foundation's commitment to strengthening communities and fostering leadership and civic responsibility," said Chris Hensley, President, Cadence Health Foundation. "This gift will help advance health care throughout the western suburbs."