The Greenville HealthCare Simulation Center (GHSC) is among the most sophisticated simulation-based learning and research centers in the United States, with 35,000 square feet of purpose-built space equipped with simulation, multi-media and information technology. Located on the second floor of the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville and the third floor of the Clemson University School of Nursing on the Prisma Health-Upstate Greenville Memorial Hospital Campus, GHSC encompasses simulation, clinical skills, and a willed body program.
GHSC is a multidisciplinary center serving nearly every teaching program affiliated with Prisma Health-Upstate in addition to community-based healthcare providers, workforce development, and pipeline programs. Participants include high school and college students (enrolled in the “MedEx Academy”), medical students from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, nursing students from the Clemson University School of Nursing and other local training institutions, pharmacy and advanced practice nursing students, emergency medical personnel, medical residents (i.e. – Pediatrics, Surgery, Internal Medicine, OB/Gyn, Emergency Medicine, etc.), and faculty members from a variety of healthcare disciplines.
GHSC was one of the first 30 simulation centers in the world to be accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in 2012 and earned reaccreditation in 2017. This is the highest honor attainable by a Center in recognition of its efforts in Center operations, healthcare system integration, teaching and assessment standards. This accreditation validates what we believe to be true ~ we are doing meaningful work for not only our learners but most importantly for the patients who will be cared for by our students.
GHSC Facilities and Features
- 48-seat procedure room for performing clinical tasks
- Four 24-seat classrooms
- 28 simulation rooms that function as a virtual hospital environment
- 7 specialty rooms set up for Labor and Delivery, Intensive Care and Surgery
- 6 debriefing rooms
- Equipped with the latest simulation manikin technology ~adult, child and infant patient simulators
- State-of the-art video and data capture system for assessment and debriefing of student performance
To improve patient care, patient safety and healthcare education through the use of Advanced Instructional Technology, which:
- Improves efficiency of learning
- Improves effectiveness of learning
- Fosters inter-professional collaboration
- Improves patient safety
- Increases the value of patient simulation through educational research
Our values are respect, caring and innovation in healthcare education. We live our values through the application to education of adult learning concepts, the integration of patient care standards to curricula, the acceptance of new ideas, open communication, forward thinking and adherence to academic standards.