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8ForrestD.McKerleySimulationandEducationCenterADVANCESSPECIALISSUE2013AdvancedTrainingandGraduateEducationConcordHospitalvaluesthecrucialrolethatcontinuousimprovementandeducationplaysinenhancingpatientcarecosteffectivenessandpatientsatisfaction.Ourcommitmenttohelpingtrainnewdoctorsnursesandothermedicalprovidersandensuringthosealreadyprovidingclinicalcarestayup-to-dateinacomplexmedicalenvironmentareimportantelementsintheHospitalsroleasaregionalhealthcareresource.TheNHDartmouthFamilyMedicineResidencytheStatesonlyfamilymedicineresidencyprogrambringsnewdoctorstothecommunitymakingprimarycaremoreavailableforarearesidents.TheHospitalworksdirectlywithnursingschoolstoprovideclinicalandclassroomtrainingandofferscomprehensivetrainingforsurgicaltechnicianswhoparticipateinmanytypesofsurgery.Currentmedicalstaffmembersndopportunitiesforcontinuingeducationandadvancedcerticationtomakethebestuseofmedicaltechnologyinmanyareasincludingmanagingtraumaandstroke.ThetrainingproducesthetalentedhealthcareproviderswhowillbeleadersandinnovatorsasConcordHospitalandthemedicalworldsharpenthefocusonkeepingpeoplewellinsteadofonlytreatingthemwhentheyareill.Patientsbenetbecausetheirhealthcareprovidersareimmersedinaculturethatpromotesandpracticesthebestpossibletrainingtechniques.TeacheshealthcareprovidersrstrespondersmilitarypersonnelandSWATteamslife-savingskillsteamworkcommunicationcrisismanagementandclinicaldecision-making.High-techhumanpatientsimulatorsblinkspeakbreathehaveaheartbeatandmirrorhumanresponsetoproceduressuchasCPRandothermedicalinterventions.Promotesexcellenceinmedicalcareimprovespatientsafetyandtreatmentbyhoningclinicalteamperformancewithrealistictrainingscenarios.PhotocourtesyofCAEHealthcareCaesaristhenewesthumanpatientsimulatorbuiltfortraumaanddisasterresponse.OurForrestD.McKerleySimulationandEducationCenteracquiredCaesarthroughConcordHospitalTrustfundraisingeorts.