Congratulations to the Winners of EMS’ 10th Annual Excellence in Simulation Awards!

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Thanks to all our customers and friends who joined us at our annual Customer Celebration at IMSH in San Antonio, TX last week! A highlight of the already swinging evening was the announcement of the 2019 winners of EMS’ 10th Annual Excellence in Simulation Awards.

EMS’ customers are invited to vote from a selection of their peers who demonstrate Excellence in PIONEERING, ADVOCATING, and CHAMPIONING Clinical Simulation at their facilities.


PIONEER AWARD – The Pioneer Award honors an individual who has been actively engaged in pioneering new ways of clinical simulation training at their center.

Julie Cary, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA, Post Grad Dipl Med Ed, CHSE
Clinical Associate Professor, Diplomate ACVS
Director of Clinical Communication Program and Clinical Simulation Center
Washington State University
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Actively engaged in simulation development, Julie supports healthcare learners of all stages, particularly veterinarians, enhance their professional satisfaction and success. From surgery and communication to teaching-in-the-moment and teamwork, she leverages the safety of simulation to advance learners’ skill sets. She is leading veterinary medicine’s engagement with and creation of SBE.


ADVOCATE AWARD – The Advocate Award honors an individual who has been actively engaged in advocating learning through clinical simulation at their center.

Deb Halliday, MS, RN, PhD Student
Simulation Coordinator
Instructor of Nursing
Moravian College School of Nursing

Deb opened the new simulation lab at Moravian College in Fall 2017.  Since then, Deb established the simulation program, providing support to over 400 nursing students, 18 full-time, and over 50 part-time nursing faculty. She works timelessly to ensure course objectives are met and to optimize student learning.


CHAMPION AWARD – The Champion Award honors an individual who has been actively championing state of the art clinical simulation technology for their center.

Ken Martin
Simulation Technician
Simulation and Research Center Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

CCHMC is a major hospital simulation and research center with multiple locations, and approximately 50% in-situ and 50% in lab experiences. Ken defines his role as a simulation technician as “equipping our educators with whatever they need to accomplish their class objectives.”  Maintaining an inventory of over 30 high fidelity simulators, combined with procuring and maintaining miscellaneous equipment and supplies, is a daunting task that requires coordination with others. CCHMC’s leadership and educators are exceptional, focused, and family-oriented. Ken is proud to contribute to the effort of changing patient outcomes.

Congratulations to our winners!

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