Sylvia Young, HCA Healthcare’s Continental Division President and Chief Executive Officer, believes that attracting and retaining the top talent is a priority in order to provide the best medical care for patient encounters in the HCA network of affiliate hospitals in Denver, Colorado, and Wichita, Kansas. That’s why the Denver-based healthcare system opened a $4.3 million state-of-the-art education and simulation center for continued development for all connected caregivers.

“The education center was custom designed to maximize space, learning, and reflection of HCA Continental Division facility care environments,” said Erica Rossitto, HCA’s Continental Division Chief Nursing Executive.

The 12,000 square-foot space features six high-fidelity simulation rooms, five classrooms, five instructor controlled rooms, one conference room, four debriefing rooms and offices/meeting spaces for educators. The education center will provide interactive learning in a clinical setting without patient risk and lifelong clinical educational opportunities.

“From educators and clinical space to simulation equipment and technology, we have maximized our resources to provide relevant, timely and consistent educational opportunities across our hospitals in the HCA Continental Division,” said Rossitto.

“By investing in our clinical talent at all stages of their career, our teams will be well-equipped to adapt and lead in a dynamic, rapidly changing healthcare environment,” Young added.

Visit here to learn more about another HCA Division – TriStar Health – with a simulation learning center.

The HCA Continental Division consists of HealthONE in Denver, CO and Wesley Healthcare in Wichita, KS. With nine acute care hospitals, one rehabilitation hospital, nine freestanding emergency departments, 19 ambulatory surgery centers, dozens of physician clinics, and six urgent care clinics, the HCA Continental Division supports the overall HCA Healthcare mission that, “above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.” 

HCA 50th Anniversary
In 1968, HCA Healthcare was conceived by two physicians and an accomplished business leader — Dr. Thomas Frist Sr., Dr. Thomas Frist Jr., and Jack Massey. This year, HCA celebrates its golden anniversary and the culture of caring established by our three founders 50 years ago. To help us celebrate our 50th year, we’ll share stories here that reflect HCA’s mission – above all else, the care and improvement of human life – and our pledge to improve life and make history for the next 50 years and beyond.