OEI Chairman and CEO, Lou Oberndorf provided early momentum to the new Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s SSH Fund recently, when he announced a four-year $50,000 commitment to add to the Oberndorf Endowed Lecture Fund.
Other early donors include SSH President-Elect Dr. Barry Issenberg, Director of the Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine who made a $10,000 personal gift to set the pace for Society members. Also mentioned was a large donation from the simulation supplies company, Pocket Nurse.
The SSH Fund was founded to support programs each year that will help advance the field of healthcare simulation, focusing on pushing the boundaries of innovation and research and expanding access to the Society to meet the growing needs of members. Monies raised in 2023 will be used to support such programs as the Beverlee W. Anderson Scholarship Fund, Simventors Awards Program, Research Awards Program, and the Chad Epps Keynote Lecture Endowment.