SUNY Upstate unveils new training center

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Upstate University Hospital unveiled their brand new $11 million simulation center on Thursday and it’s all about enhancing patient safety and improving quality.

The center resembles a miniature hospital, complete with patient rooms, an operating room suite and more. It can simulate real-time responses to medical emergencies.

Hospital officials say it’s all about making sure that patients get the best possible care.

“They want a provider who’s had time to simulate patient emergencies before they actually get to patient care,” said Dr. Erik Rufa, Director of Education, Upstate Simulation Center.

As part of the training, eight high-tech mannequins can be programmed to experience numerous medical complications.

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