Redefining the Classroom

LSSU, War Memorial Hospital invite community to Simulation Center open house

Posted: November 15th, 2013

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Lake Superior State University and War Memorial Hospital are inviting the community to see the first phase of their health care Simulation Center. The agencies will host an open house from noon-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the center in the Sault SmartZone building, 2345 Meridian St.

“This is a chance for everyone in the twin-Sault community, including Eastern Upper Peninsula and Northern Ontario health care agencies, to see this exciting facility,” said LSSU Nursing Prof. Jodi Orm. “We invite everyone to come and take a look at the lab.”

The Simulation Center features wireless mannequins that are used for training LSSU students and medical professionals about various health care procedures. It includes an infant and adult male mannequin, as well as an expectant mother who can deliver a baby. The mannequins blink, bleed, cry, sweat and express their symptoms to healthcare workers and students just as live patients might, and respond to treatment much like live patients would.

ADVANCED HEALTHCARE EDUCATION -- Lake Superior State University nursing students examine a mannequin in a laboratory on campus. The public is welcome to see the new Simulation Center that is training LSSU students and area health care professionals during an open house on Nov. 18. Pictured here from l-r are Sam Balzer, a senior from Auburn; Emily Schaub, junior, Lake Leelanau; and Elizabeth Schlaud, junior, Caro.

A print-quality copy of this photo may be found at this link.

Plans call for the center to be located in downtown Sault Ste. Marie in the near future.

The open house will include live demonstrations and refreshments. The center is located near the Sault Ste. Marie branch of the Michigan Secretary of State office. -LSSU-

CONTACT: Tom Pink, 906-635-2315;; John Shibley, 635-2314,; Prof. Jodi Orm, 635-2144