RVH Opens Centre for Education and Research

Simulation lab, classroom, mock training room and more

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has taken another step forward in advanced education and research, It has taken the wraps off a Centre of Education and Research. The CER is home to a simulation lab, a classroom, a mock training room, research ethics, office space and a student lounge making it a multi-functional, purpose-built space. (The RVH Foundation committed $1 million to supporting teaching and research through the Hearts and Minds campaign.)

“RVH is committed to advancing learning and seeking out research opportunities that support organizational performance and enhance patient care,” says Dr Chris Tebbutt, vice president Academic and Medical Affairs. “Within the walls of the CER, and throughout the health centre, this important work is happening and is having a significant impact on improving patient care.”

Teaching and research are not new to RVH. For years, the health centre has been using research not just to improve care but also to validate and explore best practices. The health centre has also been sharing its expertise as teachers and mentors for more than 100 years, helping to shape the next generations of healthcare providers.

Banner Photo: Dr. Chris Martin, Medical Director, Education and Lesley Craig, Respiratory Therapist with “Stan” in the Simulation Lab in RVH’s new Centre for Education and Research Photo credit: Denise Philpott