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Parkview Advanced Medical Simulation Lab receives accreditation

FORT WAYNE, IND. – Oct. 29, 2020 – The Advanced Medical Simulation Lab at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation has attained accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), the largest healthcare simulation accrediting body in the world.

A state-of-the-art facility, the simulation lab at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation features some of the most advanced medical simulation technology available, including high-fidelity medical manikins and virtual reality systems. Accreditation through SSH is a recognition of the high standard of simulation and the quality of education available through the simulation center. Achieving SSH Core Accreditation demonstrates that the Advanced Medical Simulation Lab is continuing to work among the vanguard of its field.

“Accreditation is a critical step on the journey toward excellence in healthcare simulation education. We are honored by the recognition of our team’s hard work.,” said Jeffrey Boord, MD, MPH, medical director, Parkview Advanced Medical Simulation Lab, and chief quality and safety officer, Parkview Health. “This accreditation shows Parkview’s dedication to education and advancing use of technology. We look forward to reaching more medical professionals with cutting-edge training techniques.”

“The team we have assembled at Parkview for the design and implementation of simulation is truly exceptional,” said Charlotte Gabet, manager, innovation and simulation lab, Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation.“Accreditation through SSH is further testament to the extraordinary work and education being carried out by this team every day.”

SSH Accreditation is a peer-reviewed evaluation of healthcare simulation programs that requires submission of documentation and a site visit by a team of reviewers. The accreditation examines the simulation program's processes and outcomes in assessment, research, teaching/education, and systems integration. To learn more, visit