PCOM Simulation Center at Bayhealth

Bayhealth is leading the way in medical education in central and southern Delaware with a state-of-the-art training space. The PCOM Simulation Center at Bayhealth is a 10,000 square-foot educational space located at the Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus.

The center is equipped with the latest technology and provides a high-tech immersive learning environment for medical students, residents and other healthcare professionals.

The space offers hands-on learning with the latest computer simulation and robotic technology. It includes a classroom, emergency bay, operating room, debriefing rooms, and a virtual reality training area. The center features several full-body patient simulation manikins that mimic actual patient care responses, including trauma and critical care scenarios. A sophisticated audio visual and software setup allows training to be recorded so learners get immediate feedback.

The center is a safe space that allows clinicians to develop or fine-tune their skills and build confidence to be the best caregivers they can be. It benefits healthcare professionals across many disciplines. Bringing team together in this space strengthens teamwork, which in turn, enhances the care and safety we deliver to patients.


The mission of the Simulation Center is to support simulation and experiential education that builds safety, quality, and inquiry in those who serve our patients and community.


Using simulation and experiential education to build a culture of safety, quality, and inquiry that strengthens the health of our community.

Graduate Medical Education Simulation Lab Program Manager Sarah Beebe

Sarah L. Beebe, PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC, CHSE

Graduate Medical Education Simulation Lab Program Manager

Sarah L. Beebe, PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC, CHSE is the Bayhealth Graduate Medical Education Simulation Lab Program Manager. She is known for her teaching innovations and research in simulation for nearly a decade in the academic and hospital setting, and is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE). Beebe has devoted most of her current research to advanced practice nursing simulation and use of virtual technology, creating hybrid simulated experiences. Her clinical background is in women’s health and maternity as a nurse-midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner with a focus in out-of-hospital birth.

GME Simulation Lab Specialist Dan Wagner

Dan Wagner

GME Simulation Lab Specialist

Dan Wagner has worked at Bayhealth for over 30 years. Strating in the Summer of 1990 working part time in Bayhealth's Lifestyles Fitness Center; he then accepted a full-time position after completing his Bachelor's degree in Health Promotion /Corporate Wellness in '92. Dan has worked in a wide range of settings and opportunities: as a Personal Trainer and Lifestyle and Weight Management coach, Cardiac Rehab, Telemetry and Basic Rhythm Educator, he has taken part in countless Health Fairs, and provided COVID education throughout the community testing sites. He is also a BLS and ACLS Instructor. Dan and his family have lived in Middletown for 26 years. When not at work, Dan enjoys all things outdoors: the beach, the woods, crabbing and gardening to name a few.