A grand opening for the Ziemer Clinical Simulation Center

UWM celebrated the opening of the James and Yvonne Ziemer Clinical Simulation Center, a state-of-the-art facility designed to train the next generation of health care professionals, with a grand opening event on Nov. 1.

Dozens of students, faculty, staff, campus leaders and community members got a look at the 22,000-square-foot center at the Northwest Quadrant during the invitation-only event.

The center, which opened for use at the start of fall semester, includes experiential learning spaces like staged hospital, surgical, intensive care unit and labor/delivery rooms, complete with sophisticated manikins that breathe, sweat and give birth. There are simulated settings for an apartment and clinic, as well as lab spaces.

“The need for transformation in health care is no longer something we should do; it has become something we must do,” said Kim Litwack, dean of the College of Nursing, said at the event.