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Fremont Health and Midland University Partner to Create Simulation Lab
08/02/2017

Fremont Health and Midland University have announced plans for a state-of-the-art Simulation Laboratory, which will provide hands-on learning for nursing students, Fremont Health staff, and healthcare professionals throughout the area. Located at Fremont Health, the simulation lab will provide a practice environment that will feature technologically advanced computerized manikins that simulate real-life scenarios within a clinical setting.

This collaborative initiative between Fremont Health and Midland University will provide nursing students the opportunity to practice skills, techniques, communication, problem solving and critical thinking in a safe environment. It also offers unique learning experiences for current nurses, physicians, technicians, and other individuals that support patient care. The Simulation Lab will be the first of its kind in the community.

The project, estimated at an overall cost of one million dollars, will be funded through philanthropic support. The Fremont Health Foundation and Midland University have received a $500,000 matching grant from the Rupert Dunklau Foundation, allowing for the project to begin while additional funds are raised.

“This simulation lab is essential to the future of our Nursing program and will elevate the hands-on experiences our nursing students need to be best prepared to enter the field of nursing,” said President Jody Horner, Midland University. “The partnership with Fremont Health provides a solutions-based response to this growing need, and we are truly grateful to the Rupert Dunklau Foundation for its support of this collaborative project by leading the way in our philanthropic effort.”

“The opportunities for advanced training in simulation are many,” said Peg Kennedy Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at Fremont Health. “This kind of learning environment emphasizes improving quality, safety, and overall experiences for our patients. It puts learning into action and we are excited to see this long-time vision move forward.”

“The Rupert Dunklau Foundation’s generosity to both Fremont Health and Midland University has been extraordinary over the years,” said Jessica Janssen, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Midland University. “We are honored that they wanted to support this critical program and excited to share this opportunity with our benefactors and community to help create a hub for healthcare education in Fremont for the generations of learners to come.”

For more information or to make a gift, contact the Fremont Health Foundation at 402.727.3566 or Midland University at 402.941.6523.