Las Madrinas Endowment for the Pediatric Simulation Research Laboratory

Thanks to the Las Madrinas Endowment for Pediatric Simulation Research Laboratory, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is building a state-of-the-art simulation center. The center has the ability to simulate the circumstances, medical conditions and treatment responses experienced in a multitude of hospital settings such as the emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, catheterization laboratory, as well as a variety of procedure units. Having a simulation center at a pediatric academic medical institution like CHLA provides numerous benefits, including allowing health care practitioners to practice on physiologically responsive, full-size, anatomically accurate mannequins that can display real-time vital signs and asses all major organ systems to provide appropriate interventions. The simulation center is a pivotal resource for multiple departments across CHLA, including the hospital’s annual Disaster Olympix, and their education programs for the next generation of caregivers. Simulation Specialist Educator Caulette Young, BSN, RN, CCRN thanks Las Madrinas for its support in helping CHLA to “set the standard among pediatric trauma centers.”

$5 Million Endowment

  • 2011-2017
  • Alyssa Rake, MD