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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.

VA doctor helps save critically ill Veteran; Simulation training aids effort

By Gerald Sonnenberg
EES Marketing and Communication

AUGUSTA, Maine – Medical professionals are relied upon for their skill and heart during the most trying of times. They can also provide hope when situations seem their darkest. On a dreary evening Feb. 21, the winter weather in Maine was wet, foggy and cold as Dr. Ronnie Marrache, chief of medical services at the VA Maine Healthcare System in Augusta, arrived at a small, community hospital where he sometimes cared for patients.

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SimLEARN dedicates innovation room in memory of past VHA leader

By Gerald Sonnenberg
EES Marketing and Communication

ORLANDO, Fla. – On Feb. 21, staff at the VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center, held a special room dedication ceremony in honor of the late Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health Dr. Robert L. Jesse, who passed away Sept. 2, 2017. Dr. Jesse was an advocate for the development of a national simulation-based training program and the building of the National Simulation Center. In attendance for the Dr. Robert L. Jesse Innovation Room ceremony was his wife Dr. Janice Jesse and Dr. Jesse’s sister Mary Peterson, as well as leaders from the Orlando VA Medical Center (OVAMC).

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(Left to right) Mary Fakes, Dr. Janice Jesse, Mary Peterson, Dr. Haru Okuda, and Dr. Lygia Arcaro stand in front of the plaque for the Dr. Robert L. Jesse Innovation Room in the lobby of the VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center. (VA photo by J.D. Johnson)

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