Swedish's Gossman Center Earns Society for Simulation in Healthcare Accreditation

May 12, 2015

The Center is one of two accredited healthcare simulation programs in Washington state

Swedish announced today that the Gossman Center for Advanced Healthcare Simulation has been granted accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in the area of Teaching/Education, making it one of two accredited programs in Washington state. SSH is a leading inter-professional society that seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care through the use of simulation. Since accrediting its first healthcare simulation program in 2010, SSH has recognized more than 50 programs in six countries.

"This is a proud moment for Swedish and the Gossman simulation team that was many years in the making,” said Theresa Demeter, Director for Simulation Services at Swedish. “Our comprehensive medical simulations are evidence-based and focus on each member of the patient care team. This approach positively impacts patient safety and builds much-needed confidence for our caregivers."

The Gossman simulation team is experienced in creating and implementing simulation programs in most areas of clinical care including obstetrics, pediatrics, emergency department, anesthesia and operating room emergencies and workflow efficiencies. The team will be recognized for its efforts at The International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare in San Diego, California, Jan. 16-20, 2016.