Center for Simulation, Education and Research


Creating an environment that fosters innovation and places emphasis on continuous learning benefits everyone: staff, patients and their families.

The 12,000-square-foot Center for Simulation, Education and Research at Henry Ford Hospital gives our professionals the ability to practice new approaches to health care and refine their clinical skills using state-of-the-art simulations in a risk-free environment.

Fully accredited as a Level 1 Comprehensive Education Institute by the American College of Surgeons, the Center for Simulation, Education and Research at Henry Ford Hospital is the most advanced facility of its kind in Michigan and one of the largest in the United States.

The Center offers procedural simulation technologies using computerized mannequins and other mechanical devices. It also is a venue for advancing education and assessing the competencies of residents, physicians and other health care workers in the areas of inter-professional team communications, patient safety and doctor-patient communication skills. Reconfigurable suites replicate the emergency department, operating room, intensive care unit, labor and delivery suite, and other hospital environments. Mannequins allow staff to realistically challenge their skills, perfect new care protocols and practice code situations.

By training on these medical simulation machines and in these simulated patient and operating rooms, physicians and other health care professionals will have even greater expertise and experience for real-life situations.

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View from the hall with the classroom on the left looking toward the Minimally Invasive Lab

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View from the hall with the classroom on the right looking toward the front lobby

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