Thursday, April 19, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- GHSU will be able to build a modern simulation center inside the soon-to-be-built Education Commons building, thanks to an $8 million grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.
The lab will include standardized patient rooms and high-fidelity patient simulators, which will be used by health students from various disciplines.
The Education Commons building is expected to be five stories and 16,000 square feet. The entire project is expected to cost $76.5 million and Georgia Health Sciences University has already obtained $23 million for the project.
"Partnerships like this one with the Woodruff Foundation are critical in advancing the vision of Georgia Health Sciences to be a globally-recognized research university and academic health center, while transforming the region into a health care and biomedical research destination," said GHSU President Ricardo Azziz in a news release. "Research has repeatedly shown that students and clinicians trained with simulation demonstrate markedly better knowledge, skills and behaviors at the bedside."