2 students working with a healthcare dummy on a gourney

Healthcare Simulation Center

The Mid-State Healthcare Simulation Center is a state-of-the art facility designed to help meet the community’s growing demand for highly trained health care professionals. Proudly located on the third floor of Aspirus Riverview Hospital, it is a unique interdisciplinary health care simution training facility in an actual health care setting.

Simulation Training for Mid-State Students

Mid-State students will benefit from simulated educational experiences in the Simulation Center to supplement their clinical training in the following health care programs:
Central Service Technician
Medical Assistant
Nursing Assistant
Paramedic Technician 
Phlebotomy Technician
Respiratory Therapy
Surgical Technologist

Snapshot of the Simulation Center

The Simulation Center is equipped with nine medium-fidelity and high-fidelity manikins that replicate nearly all clinical scenarios, including stroke, sepsis infection, bleeding, shock, birthing, and more. The 12,000 foot Simulation Center includes two zones—one designed for inpatient care and the other for outpatient care, including:

  • Five hospital rooms to train nurses, respiratory therapists, and EMT/paramedics
  • Four exam rooms to train medical assistants
  • A central sterilization area to train central service technicians
  • A surgical suite to train surgical technologists
  • A lab draw room to train phlebotomists
  • Two nurses’ stations
  • A medication room
  • Two large classrooms

The manikins enable students to practice their skills in a consequence-free environment before progressing to clinical training with live patients. Additionally, simulation sessions can be recorded for review and debriefing purposes—an educational opportunity rarely available with traditional clinical training.

The Simulation Center is the result of a three-way collaboration agreement between The Legacy Foundation, Aspirus Riverview Hospital, and Mid-State Technical College. In addition to training Mid-State degree-seeking students, it is also be used for continuing education, training by Aspirus Riverview staff, and community education.