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Completed Project: Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

May 17, 2015

O’Shea Builders completed construction on The Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), a technologically advanced learning environment where Memorial employees, medical residents and the nonprofit hospital’s physician and community-health partners will develop and strengthen their clinical skills and knowledge.

Located in the heart of the Memorial Medical Center campus, the 72,000-square-foot, four-story MCLI houses a large conference center and classrooms, and a Simulation Center and Surgical Skills Laboratory to be used by Memorial Health System staff and students at the SIU School of Medicine

undefinedThe simulation area features 10 separate simulated environments, including a nurse’s station, patient room, operating room, an office and an exam room modeled after Memorial Physician Services and ExpressCare rooms. An intensive care room serves a dual purpose as a labor and delivery room. Two rooms – a trauma bay and a treatment room – simulate an emergency department setting. The Simulation Center also has a mock residence with a kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom in 1,300 square feet; the area, which has half walls for easy observation, can be used for training by ambulance providers, firefighters and home service and hospice caregivers. A high-tech ambulance simulator, which mimics on-the-road movement, allows emergency medical technicians to train as if they’re transporting patients to the hospital. 

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