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The uses of a Texas hospital’s innovation center


Here’s a look at ┬áthe innovation center of the The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (Texas), part of Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health. ┬áMore and more hospitals are opening up such centers.

The hospital opened its innovation center, a 10,000-square-foot training facility on the fifth floor of The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, in 2011.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that the center “includes an advanced training facility, as well as a Bioskills Lab, and offers various services such as medical education, staff development, student educational experiences, healthcare preceptorships and hands-on training events for medical professionals from all over the world and nation.”

Becker’s says; “Mark Valentine, president of the hospital, says the organization opened the center because it realized the opportunity existed to expand relationships in the cardiovascular healthcare industry as well as create new relationships in other areas of healthcare. For instance, the center now offers some cadaver training and courses for orthopedic industry training.

“Through the center, the hospital has also formed international relationships, where industries and architecture groups worldwide come to tour the hospital and see how the hospital cares for its guests.”

“Mr. Valentine says the hospital also created the innovation center to train nursing personnel. Nurse training and focused learning opportunities in the Bioskills Lab can occur simultaneously without interference to ensure a productive learning experience and train nursing personnel.”

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