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Last Modified: April 27, 2024

People of Parkview, Family Medicine



Ethel Massing, Innovation Program leader, Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation, offers an overview of the unique programs playing out on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus. 

At the Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation, groundbreaking ideas come to life.

Parkview Health’s mission is to improve health and inspire well-being in the communities we serve. At the Mirro Center, the patient is at the center of everything we do. We help advance patient care through simulation, innovation and research. We strive to provide opportunities that will open new doors to revolutionize healthcare and save lives.


Founded in 1993, the clinical research department enables translational research, which brings research from the laboratory bench to the patient. We’ve brought over 1,000 clinical trials to patients and providers for novel and potentially life-saving treatments. Our major focus has been Phase II and Phase III sponsored trials. Thousands of people, including healthy individuals, generously volunteer as clinical study participants annually. These studies continue to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of various diseases.


In 2014, the Health Services and Informatics Research (HSIR) department brought concrete solutions to problems that patients, healthcare providers, healthcare systems and the community face through traditional research studies, pilot studies, program evaluation and user experience (UX) research. Currently, the team is working on more than 30 active research projects with focuses on everything from cyberbullying and AI chatbots to perinatal care and social determinants of health. At Parkview, our research is truly boundless. 

Learn more about clinical trials here.

Learn more about our research projects here


The Parkview Mirro Center Simulation Lab, founded in 2014, provides advanced clinical training to physicians, medical students, clinical teams and other healthcare professionals.

The medical simulation lab can accommodate simulated adult and pediatric traumas and other medical emergencies. The Sim Lab features some of the most advanced medical simulation technology available today, including high-fidelity manikins, task trainers and virtual reality trainers.


The mobile simulation lab allows us to take our training into the communities and provide instruction to first responders like firefighters, paramedics, nursing schools and other frontline healthcare workers.

Visit us here to request a simulation.


Parkview’s Innovation Center aims to drive the development and application of novel ideas, technologies and approaches that improve the delivery, quality and outcomes of healthcare services for patients. 

We work with companies in any state of development in any area including medical devices and digital health solutions, by fostering collaboration among healthcare professionals, researchers, technologists and entrepreneurs. Our goal is to revolutionize how we approach health and well-being and make it more accessible, efficient and patient-centric.

Learn more about how you can work with the innovation team.

The possibilities are endless at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation. Learn more here.

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