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GCSI Overview

The Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation (GCSI) is a preeminent destination for medical and surgical simulation training and education. Healthcare professionals and industry leaders choose GCSI to learn and perfect the skills that will enhance patient safety and maximize patient benefit. At 16,000 square feet, GCSI houses one of the largest simulation skills laboratories in the Midwest. We are a state-of-the-art hub for immersive simulation-based learning, where the goal is to excel beyond “best practices” to “next practices” in the standard of healthcare delivery.

Our Vision and Mission

Vision:
NorthShore’s Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation (GCSI) provides advanced learner-focused simulation training and education. Our vision is to be a regional, national and international leader in medical and surgical simulation training and education, advancing state-of-the-art research and fostering interdisciplinary relationships and activities.
Innovative simulation training and education has a long and cultured history at NorthShore University HealthSystem. GCSI is proud to continue serving as a powerful teaching resource; we envision a future where simulation is accepted as a concept, not a place, where the ideas of deliberate practice and safe learning environments exist in every corner of our health system and learning is brought to life.

Mission Statement:
Our mission at the Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation is to improve patient care delivery through simulation-based training.

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The Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation is accredited as a comprehensive Level I program by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Education Institute and is fully accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare for Core Operations and Teaching/Education Standards.