The donation of more than $12,000 by a charitable foundation supporting Osteopathic4osteopathic medicine will be used to help improve medical students’ and residents’ skills through a simulated experience before seeing actual patients.

Mercy Health, a regional ministry of Livonia-based CHE Trinity Health, accepted a $12,850 donation from the Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan this month for training equipment at the Mercy Health Regional Simulation Lab, 1788 Wagner Ave., Muskegon. With the lifelike simulation, students will improve their techniques before seeing patients, which will lead to better patient care.
Established in 2010, the simulation lab provides medical education and training for emergency care workers, educators, students and residents using computerized mannequins and simulations. The funds provided by the foundation will go toward task training models, which will allow students to practice knee and shoulder joint injections or lumbar punctures prior to performing the procedures on patients.
For more information on the Simulation Lab, read an article here.