Mid-State Technical College Health Care Simulation Center In Partnership with Aspirus
WI Rapids, WI
Delivery Method: Design-Build Contractor
Architect: Ellis Construction, Steve Chizzo, AIA, LEED AP
The Mid-State Technical College Health Care Simulation Center In Partnership with Aspirus consisted of an 11,120 square-foot alteration of the original Birthing Center on the third floor of Aspirus Riverview Hospital. The facility was transformed into a state-of-the-art facility designed to help meet the community’s growing demand for highly trained health care professionals.
The simulation center consists of five inpatient hospital setting rooms to train Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and EMT/Paramedics, and there are also four clinic setting exam rooms to train Medical Assistants, a central services sterilization area and surgical suite for Surgical Technicians and Central Service Technicians, a lab setting for Phlebotomists, along with nurse stations, and a medication room. Each hospital/clinic scenario room has a control room in what used to be the patient’s room restroom.
There are two large classrooms for the student lecture learning so that the students to not have to leave the hospital campus and travel back to the MSTC campus during the day. There a multiple debriefing rooms where the instructors can pull up the student’s lab video and explain what they did correctly and what was done incorrectly so they can see first hand how to fix their mistakes.
Another unique addition to this area is the Anatomy Learning Lab that contains an Anatomage Table which is the only fully segmented real human 3D virtual anatomy system that allows for virtual dissection, living anatomy and physiology simulation, pathology studies and responsive digital bodies.
Ellis proposed a long list of alternate designs, options, finishes and price summaries to prioritize the necessary features and associated costs so the hospital and instructors could build the best simulation center for their needs.