Last month, Decatur County Memorial Hospital hosted the SEISIM: Southeastern Indiana Simulation Consortium Group meeting sponsored by EI-AHEC: East Indiana Area Health Education Center.

East Indiana Area Health Education Center connects students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health by supporting community-based learning for students and health professionals in our 14-county service area. The Southeastern Indiana Simulation Consortium is a collaboration between 15 academic and clinical sites in the EI-AHEC region who use simulation as a training tool for health professions students and clinical staff. DCMH works together with the group to improve regional simulation capacity, research simulation best practices, bridge the academic-clinical gap, and ultimately patient care in our region. East Indiana AHEC coordinates the Consortium to foster collaboration, community partnerships, and research projects at simulation sites.

DCMH Staff Development Educator Tammie Phillips said the purpose of the meeting was a, “Quarterly consortium meeting sharing education methods and professional development opportunities and to share quality improvement projects, as well as coordinate group research for best practice. We were excited and privileged to host such an important meeting.”

Clinical Site Members of the SEISIM include: Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Highpoint Health, Columbus Regional Hospital, King’s Daughters’ Health, Margaret Mary Health, Schneck Medical Center and St. Vincent Jennings Hospital.
Academic Site Members of SEISIM include: IUPUC Columbus, Ivy Tech – Columbus, Madison, Lawrenceburg and Richmond, Hanover College, IU East, Southeaster Career Center and Columbus Area Career Connection (C4)

For more information about the Southeastern Indiana Simulation Consortium, visit