Jump Simulation Recertified by the American College of Surgeons as Outstanding Center for Simulation Education


PEORIA, Ill., /PRNewswire/ -- Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation and a collaboration of OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, has been recertified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as an outstanding center for simulation education.

Open since 2013, Jump is one of the largest purpose-built simulation and health care engineering center in the world. It achieved an initial 3-year certification by the ACS within the first 18 months of opening, faster than any center had previously. The new certification is for five years.

The designation means Jump is one of the top centers in the U.S. educating and training practicing surgeons, surgical residents, medical students, and members of the surgical team using simulation-based education. Centers of this caliber must develop original curricula, offer faculty development programs and courses, and assess their education and training programs' impact on patient outcomes and safety. They must additionally engage in research or other scholarly activities that advance the field of surgical education and training.

"What this means for patients is that they can feel secure that the people at our hospitals and in our region are being cared for by surgeons that are getting state-of-the-art preparation through their training at Jump," said Richard Pearl, MD, Surgical Director, Jump Simulation. "It's a world-class center. Right here in Peoria we have one of the finest simulation centers in the world and the American College of Surgeons agrees with that."

The American College of Surgeons is over 100 years old and is the largest surgical organization in the country. It certifies simulation education centers to standardize the level of education around the country and to allow a center to offer ACS-run education courses that attract people from around the country.

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Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, is a collaboration between University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria and OSF HealthCare. The center replicates a variety of patient care settings to ensure novice and seasoned clinicians can practice handling medical situations in a life-like environment. Boasting six floors and 168,000 square feet, the center is one of the largest of its kind and provides space for conferences, anatomic training, virtual reality and innovation. For more information, visit www.jumpsimulation.org.

OSF Innovation, launched in 2016, is the overall umbrella initiative for the planning, structure, goals, and services OSF HealthCare uses to innovate for the improvement and transformation of health care.

OSF HealthCare, headquartered in Peoria, is owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, and consists of nearly 21,000 Mission Partners (employees) in 126 locations, including 13 hospitals throughout Illinois and Michigan. OSF Innovation, ranked among the top 10 innovation centers in the country, is located in Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center. Launched in 2016, OSF Innovation is a multidisciplinary innovation center focused on internal and external innovation of the largest health care challenges. More at www.osfinnovation.org.

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