SimGHOSTS 2013 Opening Reception Recap Sponsored by CAE Healthcare
Earlier this month, the third annual Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists, or SimGHOSTS, was hosted by the San Antonio College School of Nursing and Allied Health Complex. After the first day of pre-conference events, sole Platinum Sponsor CAE Healthcare sponsored dinner for 150 Sim Techs at the local favorite Steak House: Little Red Barn. Live country music, dinner and dancing brought together the growing community of Simulation Technology Specialists from around the world. Watch the video highlights through the video below:
SimGHOSTS Founder and Executive Director Lance Baily opened the event, reminding folks that three years ago – he took a look around and realized there weren’t enough resources for simulation technicians such as himself, and decided to create the organization and annual training event to better support this growing professional community. Having looked at the survey responses from the day’s training event, he shared that seeing “5 out of 5 stars” for the courses confirmed that the event was “doing something right”. Lance reminded us that loved this work, and loved this community – mostly because it is made up of the “biggest bunch of nerds he had ever met in his life”! He then thanked Tom Doyle and CAE Healthcare of SimGHOSTS for continuing their support of Simulation Technicians and the new non profit organization. Before moving on, Lance also thanked Joe Crain from San Antonio College – for being the key champion this past year, who brought SimGHOSTS to his institution and helped to coordinate the event. Lastly, Lance introduced Ryan Eling – who last year had volunteered to lead the 2013 event – was so impassioned by the work that he has been hired part-time to continue organizing SimGHOSTS event’s into the foreseeable future!
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.