In January, Northern Essex Community College opened El-Hefni Allied Health & Technology Center in Lawrence to help health care students learn by simulating life-like health care and emergency situations.
Students face situations that test their knowledge and expertise and require them to use skills learned in the classroom. By providing the students with the opportunity to see and actively partake in these situations, they are receiving training that is more closely correlated to what they will face on a daily basis after graduating.
The $27.4 million center creates real-world scenarios with settings that include a hospital intensive care unit, a trauma unit, an acute-care hospital room, a hospital ward, a doctor’s office, a sleep technology lab, and an ambulance.
The article found on Bostonglobe.com stated:
“An important part of the college’s mission is providing local residents with the skills and credentials that will lead to jobs, and that is just what this new facility is helping us do," said college president Lane Glenn at the ribbon-cutting in March.
Our health care students are preparing for high-demand jobs, and the great majority of them plan to live and work locally," he said. “When they graduate they are going to be taking care of all of us, working at area hospitals and health care facilities.”
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