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Expanding Healthcare Education
Hartford, CT

As New England’s largest simulation teaching facility, the Center for Education, Simulation, and Innovation (CESI) is a world-renowned training center offering students, physicians, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to advance their education. Located on Hartford Hospital’s main campus, its mission is to promote excellence in clinical care, advance patient safety, and improve multidisciplinary team performance through high-fidelity medical simulation. To improve its already renowned services, Hartford Hospital realized that CESI needed a new state-of-the-art facility in order to grow. With an investment of more than $34 million ($15 million granted by the state), the 25,000-square foot addition includes procedure labs, task training labs, and classrooms.

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Collaboration

This many-phased project required collaboration amongst many stakeholders. Fuss & O’Neill provided civil engineering services for the design, permitting, and construction phases of the project as a subconsultant to Tecton Architects. We performed asbestos abatement and environmental remediation services working directly for Hartford Hospital.  We also worked very closely with hospital staff and administration to ensure that project progress did not interfere with patient care.

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Impact

The CESI expansion will have an immediate impact on the medical community and its patients. Simply put, additional space for training means more medical professionals can be trained. This training directly benefits those requiring medical assistance and leads to innovations and advancements in treatment. Furthermore, as a good portion of training is provided to non-Hartford HealthCare employees, large group of trainees boosts Connecticut’s economy. Approximately 11,000 students trained yearly when the hospital was in its previous configuration; doubling the learning space will fill even more local hotel rooms and restaurants.

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