The Mayo Clinic J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center at Mayo Clinic's Jacksonville, Florida campus earned accreditation in the area of teaching and education by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in Washington, D.C. The center is one of only 100 in the world to be recognized as having the highest quality standards in health care simulation.

The SSH fosters the improvement and application of simulation-based modalities that promote better patient care and can improve patient outcomes. The accreditation was awarded after a peer-reviewed evaluation of the center's processes and outcomes in teaching and education.

The recognition also supports the recruitment of exceptional staff; puts the center at an advantage for obtaining grant funds for research and education; and attracts future medical students, residents and fellows.

The 10,000+-square foot simulation center includes designated areas for procedural and surgical task training, an operating room, hospital and outpatient exam rooms, an emergency medicine suite and classroom, and debriefing space.