Simulation Center for Safety and Reliability

Simulation Center

Akron Children’s Hospital’s Simulation Center for Safety and Reliability focuses on improving technical expertise, strengthening multidisciplinary teamwork and enhancing communication among physicians, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare providers.

Whether you’re performing surgery, or resuscitating a patient in an intensive care unit, doctors and healthcare providers must perform multiple complex tasks. We use high-tech mannequins to re-enact physiological responses healthcare providers may experience with their patients to prepare them to perform successfully in real clinical settings.

Our equipment includes simulators from preemies to toddlers to adolescents and adults, as well as an ultrasound system, respiratory equipment, a lung simulator and a video-assisted laryngoscope, among other equipment.   

Simulations include multiple skill training scenarios and debriefing consultations. We also offer In Situ training to prep physicians in their familiar environments, such as the emergency department and intensive care units.

Simulation Center

Why Simulation?

The purpose of our simulation center is to recreate reality to educate healthcare providers on core competencies and communications as well as teamwork in high-risk situations, education and training, and safety and reliability.

Simulation allows physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers to practice these skills in a safe environment - posing no risk to human life - to improve the quality and safety of patient care.

The interactive learning environment enables healthcare providers to think critically and strengthen problem-solving skills, refine technique and procedures, familiarize themselves with the equipment, and ultimately, apply these skills to real-world scenarios.

Simulation can also be beneficial for research programs, and for testing new equipment and processes.


Mary Patterson, MD

Director, Simulation Center for Safety and Reliability

Bookmark and Share

iGrow iGrow
Sign up for our parent enewsletter
Donate Online

Give Today

We rely on your generosity to provide quality medical care to every child who needs us.
Donate Online

Contact Us

330-543-1000 (operator)

(8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)


find a location
Find a location Type the first 3-5 letters of a specialty, service or location:
Or, view: a map, a list of all locations, locations by city or locations near me.
find a doctor
Find a doctor Type the first 3-5 letters of the name, location or specialty:
Or, view a list of all doctors by name, location and specialty.