Our Vision, Mission and Goals
The Northwest Simulation Alliance, a 501(c)(3) organization, envisions an efficient statewide network of simulation technology resources, information and training systems.
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.
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
Jesika S. Gavilanes, MA
OHSU Simulation Operations Manger
Oregon Health & Science University
Paula Gubrud-Howe, EdD, RN, FAAN
Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing
The Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education
Candace K. Hamilton, NRE, MTP
Deputy Director, EMS & Trauma Systems
Health Care Regulation & Quality Improvement
Public Health Division
Jamie Kennel, MS, NREMT-P
Chair, Emergency Medical Services
Oregon Health Sciences University
Oregon Technical Institute
Angel Kinzig, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Labor & Delivery and Staff Development Specialist
Rogue Valley Medical Center
Douglas Leonard, MD
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
Stephanie Nonas, MD
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mary Oakes, MSN, RN
Simulation Program Director, Faculty Instructor
University of Portland
R. Serene Perkins, MD, FACS
Director of Surgical and Clinical Research
Legacy Health System
Wesley E. Rippey, MD
General and Vascular Surgery
Adventist Medical Center
John Saito, MPH, EMT-P
Dean of Health Professions
Portland Community College
Adrienne Watson, MSN, RN-BC
System Director, Clinical Education
Northwest Simulation Alliance