Madison, Wis. (April 20, 2016) – Edgewood College is pleased to announce the Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation (CHES), a unique partnership between Edgewood College, Dean & St. Mary’s Hospital and UnityPoint Health-Meriter, has received an Esther Letven Campus-Community Partnership Award. The award was presented by the Wisconsin Campus Compact on April 18 at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
The Esther Letven Campus-Community Partnership Award recognizes up to two outstanding campus-community partnerships that produce measurable community impact as well as student growth and learning. The purpose of this award is to honor partnerships that have successfully demonstrated a mutually beneficial and mutually invested partnership between higher education and community.
Since 2009, the CHES has provided area healthcare professionals with education and training using state-of-the-art patient simulation models and clinical scenarios. In 2014-15, CHES offered 550 individual trainings on a variety of topics. More than 200 of those education sessions were offered as outreach programs in collaboration with several other agencies.
Through CHES, 1,000 nursing students have had an opportunity to enhance their clinical knowledge in a safe practice environment, hundreds of current medical professionals from a variety of disciplines have obtained professional certifications and updated their skills, and hundreds of community members have learned CPR and basic life support skills. As a result of this partnership, the quality of healthcare available in south-central Wisconsin communities has improved.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,100 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. In 2002, Wisconsin joined National Campus Compact’s movement toward an institutionalized commitment of civic engagement and service-learning. Learn more about the Wisconsin Campus Compact at www.wicampuscompact.org.
(Photo: Dr. Margaret Noreuil, Dean of the Henry Predolin School of Nursing at Edgewood College, accepts the award from Esther Letven.)