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Columbia: ‘NYC Health + Hospitals’ Trains Leaders Using Columbia Mailman Health System Simulation

The Thomas P. Ference Health System Simulation, a strategic decision-making exercise developed at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, is now part of the leadership training curriculum at NYC Health + Hospitals. The first and only management exercise of its kind, it will train 90 NYC employees over three sessions.

“At NYC Health + Hospitals our leaders have access to a wide variety of training opportunities, and we’re proud to partner with Columbia Mailman to further expand our curriculum,” says chief learning officer, Ms.  Ivelesse Mendez-Justiniano, .

“As the pace of change in healthcare continues to accelerate, all providers must be leaders, says Mr. John Winkleman, director, Health System Simulation program and the Consulting Practice and a faculty member at Mailman. “We have seen how hospital leaders can benefit from our Simulation, which immerses participants in a realistic exercise that matches the complexity and intensity of decision-making in a multi-hospital marketplace.”

NYC Health + Hospitals is the second organization to contract with Mailman. Other agreements will be announced in the coming months.

According to Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), the Health System Simulation is the only such simulation available.

The Thomas P. Ference Health System Simulation replicates the complexities associated with managing a complex hospital. Participants are assigned to mock hospital leadership teams.

Developed in 2009, the simulation is part of trainings for Mailman graduate students and executives at organizations, including NY-Presbyterian, American College of Healthcare Executives, AUPHA, Barnabas Health, Cedars Sinai, Holy Name Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Mount Sinai, Northwell, Perkins Eastman, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rutgers Medical, Disney, KPMG.

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