The Simulation Medicine Program at Western Reserve Hospital exists to develop teamwork, competence, and preparedness of staff in response to all types of patient conditions and emergency crises. 

The Simulation Medicine Program is located in a newly established 2000 square foot facility located on the 4th floor of WRH. The department includes two dedicated simulation education rooms, dedicated training rooms, and Heartcode (BLS, ACLS, and PALS) Skill Center.

Sim Equipment

  • 30K Metiman Simulation with Muse Monitoring System 
  • Brand new NOELLE OB Simulator
  • DART SIM Multi Monitor System for mass disaster SIM
  • Brand new LP Trainer
  • Fundamental Laprascopic Surgery trainer
  • Temporal bone lab trainer
  • Brand new ventilator simulator
  • Orthopedic joint injector trainer
  • 4 NG/OG trainers
  • 4 airway trainers
  • 4 Foley trainers
  • 2 blue phantom central line trainers
  • 3 Ultrasounds
  • Annual on site cadaver lab

Simulation Staff

  • Sonny Bare MD, Masters in Medical Education - Simulation Director, Harvard SIM trained, PALS instructor, ACLS instructor
  • Rob Lewis R.N./EMS LT - Simulation Coordinator, PALS Instructor, ACLS Instructor
  • Cathy Mason RN-BC LNC - ACLS and Procedure Department Manager, BLS AND ACLS INSTRUCTOR
  • Mike Ruhlin PA - Assists with Critical Care SIMS
  • Brenda Perry BS RRT CPFT - Assists with ventilator SIMS

The Simulation Medicine Program provides formal curricula for residents in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, ENT, and Orthopedics. Interprofessional simulation experiences integrate nursing staff, medical staff, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and mid-level providers.