Who: Educator from The Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing will visit Washington
Hospital’s nurse training facilities, including the patient simulation
lab to learn more about the leading edge education provided to the next
generation of nurses by Washington Hospital’s highly trained staff
at its teaching facilities. Washington Hospital’s administrators
and nurse educators are hosting the visitors.
While there are many hospitals in the Bay Area, Washington Hospital was
singled out by the Japanese nurse educators for many reasons, including
its status as a Magnet Hospital and its ranking as the fourth best Hospital
in the Bay Area according to US News and World Report. In September 2011,
Washington Hospital earned Magnet® status recognition from the American
Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest level of recognition that
a hospital can achieve for nursing excellence. Only 6.7 percent of hospitals
in the United States have earned this status and Washington Hospital is
one of six hospitals in the Bay Area to receive this designation. What:
There will be an opportunity to meet and observe the Japanese delegation
as they interact and tour Washington Hospital’s Richard M. Warren
Simulation Lab. The simulation lab includes patient rooms with patient
simulators, which can be programed to show signs and symptoms of nearly
any condition or ailment based on instructions from a controller.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Where: Washington Hospital’s Washington West Building, 2500 Mowry Ave,
Fremont, CA 94538
Contact: Christopher Brown, director of media relations, 510-791-3417