St. Elizabeth Healthcare began construction on a $3 million medical simulation center that will serve healthcare professionals from the company’s seven Northern Kentucky hospitals as well as its specialty and physicians’ offices. The new 24,081-square-foot St. Elizabeth Training & Education Center (SETEC) will be 55 percent larger than its current facility and will include a simulation area with high-fidelity patient simulators, two intensive-care unit (ICU) patient rooms; six regular patient rooms; two exams rooms; a labor and delivery suite; and a room that can be converted to an operating room, a CathLab or an emergency department with an with an ambulance bay. The center will also have clinical skills suites, nursing skills suites, classrooms, computer rooms and collaborative spaces.

When this center opens this fall, the company plans to bring together teams and specialties from its hospitals to work together to better respond to the health and wellness challenges they face daily.