March 14: William K. Nasser, MD Healthcare Education and Simulation Center

Nasser Facility

Join ISHE March 14, 2019 for our educational presentation and tour of the William K. Nasser, MD Healthcare Education and Simulation Center at St. Vincent Indianapolis  from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by The Hagerman Group

This past summer Ascension Health, one of the country’s largest healthcare systems, opened the William K. Nasser, MD Healthcare Education and Simulation Center at St. Vincent in Indianapolis, IN. As simulation-based training for clinical teams becomes standard practice for many health professionals, particularly in training interdisciplinary teams, this new facility hopes to ensure that physicians and nurses are provided with an exceptional level of education through simulated procedures and team-building exercises. In discussing the preliminary planning, conceptual design, and innovative operational model for the center, this presentation is intended to provide a detailed case study of this new facility and its ability to impact patient care and staff retention/recruitment. Project administrators and architects will review initial research and share lessons learned to provide a comprehensive summary of the project from initial planning to current operation.

Location: 1801 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260
The presentation will be in rooms 1, 3, and 5.

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Learning Objectives
1. Articulate the challenges facing Ascension Health and the role simulation centers could play as the organization looks to the future.
2. Present research assessing the value simulation centers can provide healthcare systems regarding patient care, innovation, retention, and recruitment.
3. Present a chronological case study for the William K. Nasser, MD Healthcare Education and Simulation Center at St. Vincent in Indianapolis, IN.
4. Examine data measuring the impact the simulation center has had on Ascension operations and lessons learned following the completion of the project.


Bruce Williams, MS, MSN, RN, CHSOS, CHSE
Director of Simulation
St. Vincent Ascension Hospital
Bruce Williams, MS, MSN, RN, CHSOS, CHSE, is the Director of Simulation at St. Vincent Ascension Hospital Indianapolis and has been a registered nurse for 24 years. Bruce joined St. Vincent/Ascension Health in September of 2016, in the drawing revision phase of the Nasser Center Project. Prior to this, he was the Director of Hill-Rom Clinical Simulation Center at Marian University, Indianapolis, IN. Bruce is the past founder of the Southwest Indiana, Western Kentucky and Southeastern Illinois Simulation Consortium Group and currently the lead facilitator of the Indiana Simulation Consortium Group.

Matt Sparling, AIA, LEED AP
MKM architecture + design
Matt Sparling, AIA, LEED AP, is a Principal at MKM architecture + design in Fort Wayne, Indiana. With experience in the planning and design of large-scale healthcare projects, Matt skillfully facilitates teamwork, collaboration, and effective project management that helps clients achieve short-term and long-term objectives. Since joining the firm in 2008, he’s paid close attention to clients’ needs, problems, and priorities to deliver thoughtful advice that results in on-target solutions. As quality control manager, he oversees standard practices and protocol for the firm, fine tuning service delivery models to ensure the production of complete construction documents for the firm’s clients.

The Hagerman Group
Jay Bangert is a project executive at The Hagerman Group — a construction solutions provider with two Indiana offices in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne as well as a third office in Louisville, Kentucky. Jay plays a key role in the company’s success by providing solutions for clients through outstanding leadership and relationship management. He constantly hones his entrepreneurial spirit as he advances relationships, manages projects and lives the company’s core values to “Build a Better Future.” Jay is active in ASHE and ISHE. He became a Certified Healthcare Constructor and recently volunteered to review and provide feedback on a new document for ASHE and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Infection Prevention that outlines ways the physical environment contributes to infection prevention. Jay has been instrumental in writing a manual for life safety measures, including infection control in healthcare environments.