Scottsdale Healthcare is building a new military trauma training center at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center. A groundbreaking ceremony in April recognized the training programs importance to the community.
Planned to open this year, the 7,500-square-foot Scottsdale Healthcare Military Training Center will house a high-tech teaching facility with human patient simulators and six emergency/disaster simulation training rooms.
Mock battlefield ORs and ICUs will be included in the new training center.Wendy Lyons, RN, Scottsdale Healthcare vice president of community stewardship, welcomes the group.
The facility also will be available for use by local paramedics, firefighters and Scottsdale Healthcare staff. Nurses, physicians, surgeons and other military medical personnel will learn in classrooms and receive hands-on experience at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center which is verified as a Level I Trauma Center.
Weve designed the new training center to be as real-life as possible for treating the types of injuries that military personnel would encounter if deployed to austere locations around the globe, said Wendy Lyons, RN, Scottsdale Healthcare vice president of community stewardship.Right: Luke Air Force Base nurses pose with U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell.
Construction of the Scottsdale Healthcare Military Training Center is being funded through a $1.6 million congressional appropriation, supported by Rep. Harry Mitchell, D-Ariz., as part of the FY09 Defense Appropriation Bill.