VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Hosts Simulation Week Open House
September 3, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES – VAGLAHS will hold an open house on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. showcasing current simulation strategies used to enhance patient care among Veterans.
Healthcare Simulation Week celebrates global professionals like you who use simulation to improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care delivery. This week also raises awareness in communities nationwide about how healthcare simulation is leading us to safer, more knowledgeable patient care. Our mission is to offer simulation to our interprofessional team that embraces a safe environment to practice and promote safety, quality, and evidence-based knowledge for veteran-centric care.
VAGLAHS collaborates with the Simulation Learning Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) in Orlando, Florida. SimLEARN is the VHA's program for simulation in health care training. Serving the largest integrated health care system in the world, VHA's SimLEARN provides an ever-growing body of curricula and best practices that improve health care for our nation's Veterans. The use of innovative technologies in a safe learning environment enhances diagnostic, procedural and communication skills to support quality care and the best possible outcomes.
ABOUT VAGLAHS: VAGLAHS is one component of the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN22) offering services to Veterans residing in Southern California. VAGLAHS consists of three ambulatory care centers, a tertiary care facility and 10 community-based outpatient clinics. VAGLAHS serves Veterans residing throughout five counties: Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. There are about 1.4 million Veterans in the VAGLAHS service area. For more information, call (310) 478-3711 or visit us at www.losangeles.va.gov. Veterans in need can call the VA hotline toll-free at 877-4-AID-VET.
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