Orlando Health Simulation Program earns accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare

The international organization recognized the health care organization for Teaching/Education and Systems Integration to provide ongoing learning for clinicians to care for patients.

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 8, 2018) --- The Orlando Health Simulation Program was recently granted accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in the areas of Teaching/Education and Systems Integration.

“We are honored to receive recognition for our efforts in developing a high-quality simulation program,” said Linda Knorr, MSN, RN-BC, corporate director, Clinical Learning. “Education through simulation learning is essential for our team members to provide excellent patient care.”

Teaching/Education and Systems Integration are key components to providing ongoing simulation learning for clinicians.

“Our strengths in Teaching/Education reflect our team’s dedication to the expanding science of simulation and experiential learning, along with the various disciplines and specialized certification achievements among team members,” said Knorr. “Our commitment to Systems Integration is demonstrated in our continual collaboration with quality, safety, and patient experience and satisfaction to educate team members to provide evidence based care to our patients and guests. Simulation offers team members a psychologically safe environment to learn skills with a team approach prior to caring for patients.”

Simulation learning, including hands-on education and learning with high-fidelity patient simulators, synthetic tissue and real-life medical scenarios, is imperative to providing excellent quality care for patients on a daily basis and in time of crisis. Simulation learning experts at Orlando Health help ensure nurses, doctors and other health care providers are ready to deliver patient care to the community. The Simulation Team is comprised of learning consultants, a simulation technician, doctors, administrators and other health care professionals.

Weekly and monthly drills prepare clinicians to meet emergency medicine and trauma, critical care, life support, obstetrics, and other patient care.

Simulation learning at Orlando Health includes the Orlando Health Institute for Learning Simulation Lab, the Medical Education Center for Simulation Based Training, and simulation labs located at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, Health Central, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, and South Seminole Hospital. These simulation sites provide the latest available technology to enhance application of conceptual knowledge in a dynamic environment that allows integration of theory with practice.

About Orlando Health

Orlando Health is a $3.4 billion not-for-profit healthcare organization and a community-based network of hospitals, physician practices and outpatient care centers across Central Florida. The organization is home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. More than 2,900 physicians have privileges across the system, which is also one of the area’s largest employers with more than 20,000 employees who serve more than 112,000 inpatients, more than 2.4 million outpatients, and more than 10,000 international patients each year.  Additionally, Orlando Health provides more than $450 million in total value to the community in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at