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CESI Expansion

CESI Expansion

CESI Expansion

CESI Expansion

CESI Expansion

 



Rendering of addition to the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation.

Expansion of the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation

Since simulation-based training began at Hartford Hospital in 2000, the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI) has grown into an international state-of-the-art training facility where physicians and other healthcare professionals learn to use the newest technology, perform the most sophisticated medical and surgical procedures, and perfect critical techniques in a safe, simulated environment.
     In Fiscal Year 2016, CESI’s staff trained more than 11,000 caregivers, many of them Hartford Hospital and other Hartford HealthCare staff members. It is the major teaching hospital for most of the University of Connecticut’s residency programs, and medical providers have traveled from around the world, including from Europe, Asia, and South America, to train at CESI, as have members of the Army National Guard and U.S. Navy. CESI also offers virtual training locally, regionally, nationally, and globally through advanced information technology systems. The hospital is working to make CESI self-sustaining through partnerships with high-tech industries. The center is already involved with Medtronic, Laerdal, Intuitive, and others.

     With the addition of a three-story building and at least 25,000 square feet, CESI is expanding to include four private patient rooms in a medical/surgical training unit, high fidelity training rooms, debriefing classrooms, and the potential for helicopter transport training. A cadaveric training lab is also planned. “Human tissue will greatly advance our surgical training by allowing our medical team doctors and physician assistants to stay educated on a variety of robotic technology and surgical procedures,” says Stephen Donahue, CESI program director.   
      Construction crews demolished the adjacent Barney
Building in 2014 to make way for CESI’s new building. A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the new three-story building, which has the capabilities of being six stories, is scheduled for June 13.

Architects: Tecton Architects of West Hartford.Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation
Construction: FIP Construction, Inc. of Farmington.
Funding: $15 million in state funds in addition to
Hartford Hospital funding.
Building:Three-story facility will add at least 25,000 square feet; vertical expandability to six stories, adding another 55,887 square feet when fully built out.
Benefit: The expansion will provide more opportunities for a greater number of staff members of Hartford HealthCare, and members of the United States military and international groups to use CESI’s simulation-based approach to the medical learning process.
Ribbon cutting: June 13, 2017.

Lean more about CESI at hartfordhospital.org/health-professionals/education/cesi.