Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHAF) is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Scotiabank in support of the Dynamic Simulation program at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA). Scotiabank has generously committed a total gift of $67,200.00 to the Foundation over a period of two years in support of this innovative hospital program. The first of two gift installments of $33,600.00 was made official with a cheque presentation featuring Foundation, hospital, and Scotiabank representatives at CKHA on Tuesday, May 2nd.
“As a Foundation, investing in innovative hospital programs is a crucial part of our mission and vision, and Scotiabank’s strong partnership in support of Dynamic Simulation will enable the growth of the program as it seeks to enhance the outstanding care delivered in our local Emergency Departments,” said Mary Lou Crowley, President & CEO of CKHAF. “Scotiabank has been a strong partner of the Foundation for many years, so today’s development really illustrates their ongoing commitment to enabling world-class healthcare here in Chatham-Kent.”
Dynamic Simulation was founded by Dr. Shawn Segeren, an Emergency Department (ED) Physician at CKHA, in April of 2020. Dr. Segeren began by arranging a series of clinical simulation sessions focused on resuscitating patients with COVID-19. Over the past two years, the program has branched out to offer a wide variety of critical-care simulation sessions and procedural skills days for ED Physicians, Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and other specialists at CKHA.
Clinical simulation is a teaching method that allows healthcare professionals to practice critical care scenarios and resuscitation using realistic situations and equipment. It is a safe and effective way to improve patient care and outcomes during high-pressure situations.
“These inter-professional simulations have allowed our teams to work together to manage some very complex, interesting cases, which has really benefited the ED teams at both the Chatham and Wallaceburg sites,” noted Dr. Segeren. “This strong financial support from Scotiabank will allow us to offer more high-fidelity simulations, leveraging new equipment that will allow us to better serve our ED teams, other hospital departments, and our community as a whole.”
For Scotiabank, this partnership is part of an ongoing priority to support the growth and prosperity of local communities and demonstrate a commitment to a better future for all Canadians.
“On behalf of Scotiabank, we are so proud to be a part of this important initiative and to support the outstanding work that Dr. Segeren’s Dynamic Simulation program is doing here at CKHA,” stated Mandy Furtado, Scotiabank District Vice President, South West Ontario District. “It is an honour to continue our strong partnership with the CKHA Foundation through this investment that will increase opportunities for health, growth, and success here in Chatham-Kent.”
Through this partnership with CKHAF, Scotiabank will sponsor ten Dynamic Simulation sessions and two procedural skills days per year for each of the next two years. Thanks to this strong support, Dr. Segeren is eager to expand the program to work not only with ED staff, but with other departments as well. As a result, Scotiabank’s partnership will enable valuable clinical education opportunities to even more of CKHA’s physicians and frontline healthcare providers.
“Scotiabank’s strong investment will allow the Dynamic Simulation program to continue to grow as it provides our hospital’s frontline physicians and staff with more realistic, helpful simulation scenarios,” said Bob Hockney, Chair of the CKHAF Board of Directors. “We are very proud to say that innovation is flourishing at CKHA. As a Foundation, we are honoured to enhance this growth by serving as the link between this wonderful, charitable community and its hospital.”
For more information about Dynamic Simulation, visit www.dynamicsimulation.ca.