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posted on: 9/1/2016 2:46:17 PM
Advancing Health and Safety in Our Community
On Thursday, September 1, officials from PotashCorp will visit Lima Memorial Health System to present its Foundation with a $100,000 grant. The funds will be the catalyst to establishing a state-of-the art simulation and education laboratory at Lima Memorial Health System.
The training laboratory will have a community-wide impact and provide advanced training for healthcare providers, first responders (EMS) and healthcare students, which will translate into improved patient outcomes and safety, both in the hospital and in the community.
“PotashCorp’s dedication to health and safety makes this partnership a unique opportunity to equip our healthcare providers, first responders and students with the experience needed to deliver exceptional care in our community,” said Todd Sutton, General Manager of the Lima PotashCorp plant.
“PotashCorp’s investment in the health and safety of its employees and our community is exceptional,” said Mike Swick, Lima Memorial Health System President & CEO. “This donation will provide advanced training opportunities for healthcare workers in our community, which will once again elevate the level of care delivered in our community.
The lab, to be outfitted with sophisticated simulation equipment, will enable healthcare providers and students to gain real-to-life training. High tech simulation mannequins will be capable of being programed to exhibit specific patient behaviors and symptoms, as well as control how it responds to physical care and medications.
This simulation experience allows deliberate practice of skills, a sense of realism and real-time problem solving without compromising the health and safety of real patients.
This isn’t the first time PotashCorp has invested in the health of our community. Last year, the company donated $100,000 to bring a germ-eliminating disinfecting robot to Lima Memorial.
“PotashCorp has been a tremendous partner for Lima Memorial and the community at large. We cannot thank them enough for their commitment to the health and safety of our community,” commented Swick.