The Greenville HealthCare Simulation Center (GHSC) is among the most sophisticated simulation-based learning and research centers in the United States, with 18,000 square feet of purpose-built space equipped with simulation, multi-media and information technology. Located on the second floor of the USC School of Medicine Greenville on the 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 the Greenville Health System 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 multiple local training institutions, pharmacy and advanced practice nursing students, emergency medical personnel, medical residents (i.e. – Pediatrics, Surgery, Internal Medicine, OB/Gyn, 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. This is the highest honor attainable by a Center in recognition of its efforts in Center operations, healthcare system integration, and teaching and assessment standards.
GHSC employs 15 employees including directors, simulation specialists, standardized patient educators, program coordinators, a simulation programmer, and an administrative assistant. Medical and strategic direction is provided by two part-time medical directors – an anesthesiologist and emergency medicine physician.
GHSC Facilities and Features
- 48-seat procedure room for performing clinical tasks
- Four 24-seat classrooms
- 22 simulation rooms functioning as a virtual hospital environment
- 3 Specialty rooms set up for Labor and Delivery, Intensive Care and Surgery
- 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.
GHS is internally accredited through SSH in the areas of assessment, teaching, and system integration. We were one of the first 30 programs to be accredited.