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SimLEARN’s National Simulation Center is Getting a Second Floor


Photos: (Top) Artist rendition by Akea, Inc., (Bottom) National Simulation Center construction of second floor. Courtesy of SimLEARN. 

By: Franklin Espinal, Associate Director, Support Operations, SimLEARN

Orlando VA Health Care System (OVAHCS) is expanding operations by adding a new second-floor addition of approximately 22,400 square feet above SimLEARN’s National Simulation Center (NSC) at the campus of the Orlando Medical Center, located in Lake Nona "Medical City" area, to support heavy wet-lab research, along with office space. The existing building was designed to support vertical expansion of three additional stories.

OVAHCS’ Research Service is slated to occupy the second floor. They provide multidisciplinary cutting-edge medical capabilities in oncology, investigational drugs, hand/orthopedic surgery, and internal medicine among others. The scientific environment at the OVAHCS is set up to foster the implementation and successful completion of clinical research.  SimLEARN and the research department will be strong collaborators in various research projects, as NSC’s space on the first floor provides a premier testing location for research and evaluation.