Andersen Simulation Center

Physical Address

Madigan Annex
Building 9925B
Tacoma, WA 98431

Business Hours

Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Phone Numbers

Medical Director: (253) 968-4679
Nurse Educator: (253) 968-4501
Clinical Medicine Scheduling: (253) 968-4210
Operational Medicine Scheduling: (253) 968-3881
Just In Time Scheduling: (253) 968-0645

Directions

From Exit 122

Jackson-Left on Filmore - Right on Perry - Right on S ‘L’ Street- Follow Curve to Left Down McKinley - Right into the parking lot directly in front of Bldg 9925B Ramp 3

From Exit 123

Follow Thorne Lane Through Logistics Gate - Left on Rainier -Right on Lincoln - Right McKinley -Left into the parking lot that leads into BLDG 9925B Ramp 3

From McChord

Follow Lincoln Street Through Lincoln Gate (Corner of Lincoln and Rainier) -Right on McKinley- Left into the parking lot that leads into BLDG 9925B Ramp 3

About

The mission of the Charles A. Andersen Simulation Center is to support Continuing Medical Education and Graduate Medical Education (CME/GME), Nursing and Operational Medic simulation training at Madigan Army Medical Center. We prepare these Healthcare Professionals and Soldiers to provide the best medical treatment possible. We strive to improve patient safety, practitioner efficiency and competency in the clinic, hospital, and operational environment. Our primary goal is to bring together Healthcare Professionals and Soldiers in realistic environments where skills, communication, teamwork, and critical thinking are taught, practiced and improved to optimize patient outcomes.

The Charles A. Andersen Simulation Center was the first in the Department of Defense to be accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Educational Institution in 2007, and is one of only approximately 50 simulation centers in the world to have received this honor. The Charles A. Andersen Simulation Center was granted full accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in 2010 in all available areas (Assessment, Research, Teaching/Education, and Systems Integration).

The Charles A. Andersen Simulation Center is also working with several national specialty organizations in the field of simulation. It was recently selected by the American Urologic Association as one of only six sites in the United States to be a test site for a new laparoscopic nephrectomy simulator. In addition, the Charles A. Andersen Simulation Center was also accepted as an official member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Simulation Consortium in October 2009.

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