"The VHA-wide use of clinical simulation will be one of the most important and significant advancements VHA has seen in education and training in years. The opportunities for rapidly improving clinical proficiencies and performance are enormous. The direct benefits to the quality and safety of health care provided to Veterans will be real and sustained."
Robert A. Petzel, Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration, May 2010.
The Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) is the VHA's program for simulation in health care training. Serving the largest integrated health care system in the world, VHA's SimLEARN provides an ever-growing body of curricula and best practices that improve health care for our nation's Veterans. The use of innovative technologies in a safe learning environment enhances diagnostic, procedural and communication skills to support quality care and the best possible outcomes.
Nomination period extended for Under Secretary for Health's excellence awards
ORLANDO, Fla. - The submission deadline for nominations for the Under Secretary for Health’s 2014 awards program for Excellence in Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research has been extended to Nov. 30. There are two award categories within the program: The Excellence in Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research Practice Award; and the Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research Executive Leadership Award.
This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize a facility or VISN leader and local simulation champion who has helped to advance simulation for your organization.
Please use the forms available on the Simulation Awards page here and submit the nomination to VHASimExcellenceAwards@va.gov. If you have any questions about the awards program or nomination process, please contact Cynthia DeZouche by phone at (407) 531-6130, or email Cynthia.Dezouche@va.gov.
2013 Under Secretary for Health’s Excellence Awards announced
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) recently announced the recipients of the VA Under Secretary for Health’s Awards for Excellence in Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research. The awards recognize clinical leaders supporting and advancing VHA’s strategic plan for clinical simulation.
The recipient of the Excellence in Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research Practice Award is Richard Fidler, Ph.D (c), MBA, MSN, CRNA, ACNP. Jonathan Gardner, MPA, FACHE, is the recipient of the Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research Executive Leadership Award.