Dr. Sarah Beebe

PCOM Simulation Center at Bayhealth Earns Provisional SSH Accreditation

Wednesday, July 5, 2023 | Awards & Recognitions, Bayhealth Foundation, SIM Center
The PCOM Simulation Center at Bayhealth recently received provisional accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). Provisional accreditation is given to programs that demonstrate compliance with core standards and teaching/education standards. Bayhealth will seek full accreditation once the center is open for more than two years per SSH requirements.

The facility, which opened in October 2022, is located on Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus, and boasts a state-of-the-art training space designed to provide a high-tech immersive learning environment for medical students, residents and other healthcare professionals.

Sarah Beebe, PhD, CNM, WHNP, CHSE, Graduate Medical Education Simulation Lab program manager, said this recognition validates all of the great work being done at Bayhealth.

“This provisional accreditation truly speaks to the level of educational excellence we are striving for,” she said.

"As the first teaching hospital in central and southern Delaware, we're committed to providing a learning environment that enhances care. We provide the highest level of hands-on education as proven by our provisional accreditation," said Bayhealth GME Chair and Colorectal and General Surgeon Assar Rather, MD. "We're grateful for the leadership of Dr. Beebe and the support of simulation center team."

The 10,000-square-foot training space includes an operating room, emergency bay, inpatient/outpatient flex space, classrooms, debriefing rooms and a hybrid conference room. Students, residents and nurses get hands-on training using high-tech, full body patient mannikins that can mimic human responses to trauma and critical care scenarios. This allows clinicians to hone their craft and use the latest techniques in patient care before seeing patients in person.

The simulation center is part of Bayhealth's graduate medical education programs. With more than 70 medical residents in family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, and emergency medicine, the center sees a steady rotation of doctors using the space to enhance their skills.

There are several ways to support graduate medical education at Bayhealth. Visit Bayhealth.org/Foundation, email Foundation@Bayhealth.org or call 302-744-7015 to learn where your donation can help the most.

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