MAHEC Simulation Center
State-of-the-art medical simulation allows medical professionals and students to practice life-saving procedures without putting real patients at risk
The newly constructed MAHEC Simulation Center encompasses 15,000 square feet and features operating, trauma, labor and delivery, task training, and objective structured comprehensive examination (OSCE) rooms as well as conference rooms for debriefing.
Our simulation center provides medical professionals and students with the opportunity to practice real-life hospital, in-office, and emergency scenarios using high fidelity manikins, task traininers, and laproscopic surgery, endoscopy/bronchoscopy, point-of-care ultrasound, and virtual reality simulators.
Medical simulation scenarios can be customized to meet specific training needs including
- Emergency care
- Complicated medical procedures
- Intensive care
- Obstetrical emergencies
- Psychiatric emergencies
- Routine healthcare procedures
- Surgical procedures
- Trauma and serious injuries
As an integral part of UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, the simulation center's mission is to provide high quality, innovative simulation-based teaching, inter-professional collaboration and research that enhances clinical reasoning and safe practices of healthcare professionals in Western North Carolina. Our vision is to be an accredited center of excellence in simulation based education and research for healthcare professionals in Western North Carolina.
The center is located in the lower level of the MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists building at 119 Hendersonville Road in Asheville. For more information about our facilities or to schedule a tour or training, please contact Bailey Desin, RN, MSN, at Bailey.Desin@mahec.net.