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University of Tennessee Opens Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation

Published 5/25/2018

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center celebrated the opening of the $39.7 million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) in Memphis in May of 2018. Designed by brg3s architects, the three-story, 45,000-sf facility will enable students from the colleges of dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, health professions, graduate health sciences, and medicine to train together in the delivery of team-based care. Offering advanced simulation suites with high-fidelity manikins, actors, and virtual reality technologies, the project includes environments such as an acute-care hospital setting, a labor and delivery room, a surgical suite, an inpatient ward, and a community pharmacy. The building was recognized with an Award of Excellence by the Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects in April of 2018. The project consultants included Ellenzweig, Allen and Hoshall, Ritchie Smith Associates, Shim Milson Wilke, and Simhealth. The general contractor was Flintco.

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