Gala brings Summit SimMan one step closer to being a reality

Purchasing an advanced SimMan for the community is quite an investment – one that will save lives.

Krishna Prasad, MD, a dedicated emergency medicine physician and medical director of the Emergency Department at Aurora Medical Center in Summit, knows how important this SimMan is for the community.

“When EMTs, firefighters, nurses, and physicians experience in-person, hands-on training through realistic mock scenarios utilizing SimMan, it enhances the quality of care for the patient,” says Dr. Prasad. “The entire community will benefit.”

The medical staff of Aurora Summit, led by Andrew Dodd, MD, hosted the Inaugural Lake Country Gala on Saturday, November 16 at the Oconomowoc Lake Club to engage additional community support around the project. Aurora Wilkinson Medical Clinic joined as a sponsor of the event.

The local community rallied their support for the cause – 183 attendees pledged their support for the SimMan project, raising $51,000.

Karlyn Agnew of Aurora Health Care Foundation was “inspired by the number of local businesses, fire departments and community leaders who are supporting this important high-tech simulation tool.” Attendees of the gala included the Mayor of Oconomowoc, Lake Country Fire & Rescue, Dousman Fire Department, Ixonia Fire Department, Wales Genesse Fire Department and Flight for Life, Meda-Care Ambulance, the Kettle Moraine School District Superintendent, and Kettle Moraine Ambulance. “It shows you how many people will really benefit from this advanced SimMan,” said Agnew.

Additional support is needed to bring this advanced SimMan to the community. Will you help to make this life-saving tool a reality?

Go to Aurora Health Care Foundation to pledge your support or contact Karlyn Agnew, development officer, at 262-434-1062 Karlyn.Agnew@aurora.org.

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