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Our Vision, Mission and Goals

VISION:

The Northwest Simulation Alliance, a 501(c)(3) organization, envisions an efficient statewide network of simulation technology resources, information and training systems.

MISSION:

To ensure quality patient care for all Oregonians through the use of simulation technology and practice to help healthcare workers to be more confident, competent and compassionate in providing patient care.

GOAL OF THE ORGANIZATION:

To increase the capacity of healthcare systems and academic organizations throughout Oregon, Washington & Alaska to use simulation for multi-agency and inter-professional education & training, in order to  teach, improve, & maintain the skills and performance of  the healthcare workforce.

 
 
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Accomplishments

  • Created a highly collaborative alliance composed of statewide coalitions of healthcare institutions and educational programs and individual organizations and institutions.

  • Conducted site meetings in 17 communities around the State to organize and create local conditions of multi-sector, multi-disciplinary organizations and to assess local simulation readiness.

  • Raised $1.57 million to launch the statewide simulation network, purchase high-fidelity simulation equipment for coalitions around the State, and to further the user of simulators in Oregon healthcare industry.

  • Awarded 15 grants to local coalitions in Oregon for the purchase of healthcare simulation equipment.

  • Established statewide pricing agreements with the three simulation equipment vendors.

  • Formed a governing council to provide strategic direction for the Oregon Simulation Alliance and to carry out its goals.

  • Purchased an unrestricted license for a Simulation Foundations curriculum and trained trainers

  • Purchased an unrestricted license for a Simulation Specialist-Apprenticeship course and trained trainers

  • Purchased an unrestricted license for a Simulation Technician course which was supplemented to reflect additional user needs.

  • Hosted the Center for Medical Education Debriefing Education course

  • Provided free training to 157 Oregon health care professionals.

  • Provided cost-shared tuition/travel reimbursement to 45 individuals for simulation related training.

  • Developed a pre-hospital and an emergency room bioterrorism scenario for the Oregon Department of Human Services to utilize for first-responder training statewide.

  • Offered two Simulation Summit education and networking conferences attracting over 200 participants.

  • Developed a business plan.

  • Established a web site

  • Developed a variety of survey instruments

  • Developed a Subscription for Services program which will be implemented July 1, 2008.

 

Board of Directors

 
 

Barbara Croney, BS, CCRP

VP Research & Education

Samaritan Health Services

Corvallis, Oregon

 

Jesika S. Gavilanes, MA

OHSU Simulation Operations Manger

Oregon Health & Science University

Portland, Oregon

 

Paula Gubrud-Howe, EdD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor

Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing

The Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education

Portland, Oregon

 

Candace K. Hamilton, NRE, MTP

Deputy Director, EMS & Trauma Systems

Health Care Regulation & Quality Improvement

Public Health Division

Portland, Oregon

 

Jamie Kennel, MS, NREMT-P

Assistant Professor

Chair, Emergency Medical Services

Oregon Health Sciences University

Oregon Technical Institute

Portland, Oregon

 

Angel Kinzig, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Labor & Delivery and Staff Development Specialist

Rogue Valley Medical Center

Medford, Oregon

 

Douglas Leonard, MD

Neonatologist

Sacred Heart Medical Center, Springfield, Oregon

Assistant Professor-Adjunct OHSU Portland, Oregon

 

Huy Nguyen, RN, BSN, CHSE

Regional Simulation Nurse Consultant

KPNW Center For Innovative Medical Simulation

Clackamas, Oregon

 

Stephanie Nonas, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

OHSU

Portland, Oregon

 

Mary Oakes, MSN, RN

Simulation Program Director, Faculty Instructor

University of Portland

Portland, Oregon

 

R. Serene Perkins, MD, FACS

Director of Surgical and Clinical Research

Legacy Health System

Portland, Oregon

 

Wesley E. Rippey, MD

General and Vascular Surgery

Adventist Medical Center

Portland, Oregon

 

John Saito, MPH, EMT-P

Dean of Health Professions

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon

 

Adrienne Watson, MSN, RN-BC

System Director, Clinical Education

PeaceHealth

Vancouver, WA

 

Dieter Zimmer

Executive Director

Northwest Simulation Alliance

Boise, Idaho