CLINTON — Sampson Regional Medical Center announced a long-awaited project in collaboration with Sampson Community College. This month, the partnering organizations will open a simulation center for hands-on health care training on the hospital’s second floor.
Birthed as a project of Sampson Community College, the hospital is partnering in creating a home for the new Simulation Center. The technologically advanced center will serve health care training needs for both organizations in the community.
This learning environment offers the opportunity for medical teams to function together, enhancing clinical skills but also developing in areas of communication, behavior and leadership. Simulated training experiences will benefit both college and hospital learners through immersive medical scenarios, including a wide range of physiological and neurological symptoms and pharmacological responses.
To help make this project possible, the Sampson Regional Medical Center Foundation applied for and received grant funding from The Cannon Foundation Inc. The grant dollars support a portion of costs related to specific equipment essential to run the simulation lab.
“We believe our foundation provided a well-documented, fiscally responsible plan detailing how our hospital serves the health care needs of the community,” stated Sherrill Allen, fund development coordinator for Sampson Regional Medical Center. He elaborated how collaboration on this project with Sampson Community College will enable a stronger healthcare workforce for Sampson County.
Sampson Community College is as much excited for how this project impacts its mission. “Sampson Community College appreciates the investment The Cannon Foundation has made in this exciting joint venture,” stated Lisa Turlington, SCC dean of advancement. “The grant helps defray the equipment costs and allows the college to allocate limited state funding to other workforce training needs. We congratulate and thanks SampsonRMC for the work in helping procure this cutting-edge technology.”