Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation, and Simulation
Leveraging the expertise of our education and health and wellness experts, SMRT designed this simulation laboratory so that students, nurses, and physicians have a facility to learn, practice, and refine their techniques in a collaborative and controlled simulation environment without putting patients at risk. Medical students and professionals can hone their clinical skills at this center, where experiential learning opportunities lead to improved clinical outcomes, real-world communication, collaboration, and crisis management.
A key challenge for the design team was creating highly accurate representations of clinical environments while incorporating advanced technologies and adjacent control/monitoring space for educational purposes. The 18,000-square-foot center provides practice operating, a critical care unit, and exam and inpatient rooms fitted with standard hospital equipment and furnishings. Bio-mimicking mannequins amplify the simulation experience.
The SMRT design concept, artwork, and finishes were inspired by the visible man, a translucent model displaying human organs and body systems.