Ricardo Perez, RN
Leading regular simulation and debriefing sessions for Behavioral Health Teams at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln.
Andrew Restivo, MD
Leading Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds each month as well as bi weekly small group simulation sessions for the past four years at the Simulation Center hub at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi.
Nehad Shabarek, MD
Leading the Lincoln Simulation Center Simulation Week 2017 Fair & bi-weekly mock code practice, particularly in departments where codes are rare at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
Sheila Robinson and the NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens C-Suite Team
NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens C-Suite for being the first Leadership Executives to participate as a team in the “Introduction to Debriefing” course.
Rohan Reid, RN and the NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens Behavioral Health Team
The Behavioral Health department at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens where the most staff were trained in the first month of the health system debriefing for Behavioral Health Teams Performance Improvement project.
Srinivas Reddy, MD & Edward Chao, MD and the NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Trauma Team
Incorporating bi-weekly simulation sessions focusing on trauma resuscitation into the surgical residency program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi.
Suzanne Bentley, MD and Lorraine Boehm, RN & the NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Simulation Team
The establishment of the Elmhurst satellite Simulation Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/ Elmhurst where courses are delivered on a daily basis, both core courses from the simulation hub at Jacobi and courses developed locally to meet the needs of Elmhurst Healthcare Teams.
Komal Bajaj, MD and Michael Meguerdichian, MD
Created the PEARLS Healthcare Debriefing Tool cognitive aid which was published in Academic Medicine, the premier journal in Healthcare education.
Daisy Grueso, DO
Dr. Grueso presented Obstetric Advanced Life Support Grand Rounds and helped to launch initial in-situ simulations in each facility to commence the Maternal Mortality Reduction program.
Dr. Syra Madad
Dr. Madad has partnered with the Simulation Center to infuse simulation into many of the health system’s Special Pathogens Programs, such as the Zika and Influenza Secret Shopper programs and the Outbreak Simulation using the AMERCO Mobile Satellite Emergency Department (MSED).
Bellevue Labor and Delivery
Dr. Mehri and her team has developed a robust in-situ program and continued to sustain it over the past several years.
The NYC Health + Hospitals System Performance Improvement Unit
Jeremy Segall and his team have worked tirelessly with the Simulation Center to deliver a range of Performance Improvement initiatives including Debriefing for Behavioral Health Teams, CAUTI training and most recently, Just In Time CAUTI training.
Helping Healers Heal (H3) Program
Dr. Eric Wei and his team has collaborated with the Simulation Center to incorporate debriefing concepts into H3 to identify areas for growth and healing.
Queens Hospital hosted an engaging, interactive, and well-attended Simulation Fair, their first ever during Simulation in Healthcare Week. The event was staffed by multiple departments, showcasing their use of simulation throughout the hospital.
Daniel Barraez, MD, who has led the North Central Bronx Simulation Team in a range of simulation experiences
Maninder Singh, MD, who has established Jacobi Emergency Simulation as a leader in emergency department simulations.
Kings County Obstetric Core Simulation Team, who have a nurse-driven core team and used simulation extensively to improve their teamwork and communication skills.
Queens Obstetric Core Simulation Team, who practiced a range of simulations and skills stations with great results.
Central Office Patient Safety, particularly Mona Krauss, MD, and Lara Musser, MD, who worked tirelessly with the Simulation Team to develop curricula for hospitalists for training on the ventilator simulators in each acute facility.
Kings County Satellite Center, who has grown their simulation program markedly during this last year, amidst the pandemic.
Woodhull, who gathered all departments together and created an amazing simulation celebration pre-pandemic.
Correctional Health, who used Simulation Week to refresh and teach their staff skills, showcasing their excellent simulation work pre-pandemic.
Lorna Johnson, PMP, MS, who oversaw the development and establishment of the six obstetric mini-labs. This was a very difficult task and she persevered with amazing results which will enhance our obstetric simulation program into the future.
Lindsay Beach, PA for her work in formalizing a simulation education program for Jacobi Medical Center Surgical ICU Physician Assistants.
Carissa Schneider, MD for her work in incorporating simulation education into two different residency programs at Jacobi Medical Center.
Central Office Communications and Marketing, led by Ana Marengo, Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing, Ana Marengo, for their tireless promotion of The Simulation Center since its inception in 2010.
Coney Island Respiratory Care, led by Laura Gazzara, RT, Director of Respiratory Care, for their outstanding commitment to simulation education, despite burdensome pressure faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Active Shooter Program, led by Janice Halloran, CHEP, Associate Executive Director, Operations, for their creation and execution of a model “simulation-based” training approach, teaching all staff skills necessary to protect themselves and their patients.
Metropolitan Satellite Center led by Shterna Seligson, PA, for their commitment to creating a functioning simulation program despite lacking physical space to conduct simulation.
Coney Island Hospital for their creative use of technology to highlight their simulation activities during Sim Week.
Coler for their inaugural contribution to Sim Week by demonstrating safe patient transfer, while emphasizing ICARE principles.
Guirlene Dube-Wittingham, RN for her dedication and commitment to simulation education, particularly the Maternal Mortality Reduction Program.
Sherley Gerbara, RN Educator, Associate Executive Director of Nursing, obstetric core team leader at Queens Hospital Center, for her exemplary leadership and fierce advocacy of multidisciplinary simulation experiences.
Lincoln Obstetric Core Team, for their robust team of nursing and physician leadership who work diligently and tirelessly to plan and execute obstetrical simulations.
Kavita Kharga, BS: Woodhull, Chinyere Ogbonna, RN, BSN, RNC-OB: Queens, Joanne Andrades, MD: Harlem, Adrielle El-Dyson Otoo, CNM, MSN, CLC: NCB – An individual who embodies exceptional leadership and outstanding professional contributions to shaping the role and advancing the practice of obstetrical care to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity. This person continues to display a recognizable contribution to the development of the simulation and/or the achievement of its strategic goals surrounding maternal child health. They are instrumental in creating inclusive spaces in maternal child health to learn, grow and share.
Kimberly Campbell-Taylor, MSN-Ed., RN, CHSE – This award distinguishes and honors an individual who demonstrates consistent excellence in the creation, execution, and commitment to a simulation-based program. The program applies focused evidence-based educational and/or quality improvement approaches to tackle healthcare processes and outcomes. The awardee’s dedication to simulation is evident in their leadership and dedication.
Tatiana Malvoisin, MSMS – This award recognizes and celebrates the outstanding Simulation Event (i.e. Simulation Week Event) that the recipient created to promote simulation healthcare education, healthcare outcomes, and/or community health. Their dedication to simulation was appreciated through the attention to detail, planning and execution of the event to generate impact.
Patricia Castro-Auvet, MD and Kiran Ashraf, MSN, RN-BC: Kings County Internal Medicine RRT In-Situ Program – This award honors a Healthcare Team that has demonstrated consistent excellence in curriculum design, promoting learning of clinical skills and communication, and evidence-based practice within a psychologically safe environment. The team consists of an interdisciplinary faculty who are committed to training and educating the next generation of healthcare providers and demonstrate a commitment to multidisciplinary collaboration to promote and coordinate simulation-based education within their specific organization.
Susan Law, DO, MPH: Kings County Neurology – This award recognizes and celebrates an outstanding department within NYC Health + Hospitals who has gone above and beyond to create a departmental culture that values simulation education, encouraging and supporting all members of the department to participate in simulation activities.
EITS, Jacobi/NCB Support & Services – This award recognizes and celebrates a Department within NYC Health + Hospitals that has gone above and beyond to support simulation throughout the health system.
Elmhurst Satellite Simulation Center – This award recognizes and celebrates the outstanding healthcare simulation programs addressing both Central Office and local satellite needs to create impact in healthcare education and quality improvement outcomes. The program has gone above and beyond in creating programs and carrying ongoing programs to enhance clinical training and impact patient outcomes.
Anjoinette Minors, MD, FACOG, CHSE and Marlene Lofters Dinham, MSN-Ed –This award recognizes and celebrates an alumnus of our Fellowship in Healthcare Simulation program who has demonstrated significant contribution to advancing simulation education across the healthcare system. The recipients and their simulation program have offered innovative concepts and educational strategies to address system needs, enhance clinical training, and improve patient care. Their dedication to simulation is evident in their leadership to influence change across the system and their collaboration with the Simulation Center.