MONOC & Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Simulation Team Wins Regional SimWARS Championship

Competition pits clinical teams against each other in simulated patient scenarios



MONOC Mobile Health Services | | Friday, October 11, 2013

WALL, NJ - MONOC Mobile Health Services is proud to be part of the wining 2013 NY/NJ Regional SimWARS championship team.  The annual competition was hosted by North Shore LIJ Health System in New York and held at the Center for Learning and Innovation at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.  Paramedic Wendy Wright from MONOC competed on a team with physicians and a nurse from Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s Emergency Department.

SimWARS is double-elimination competition that challenges clinical interdisciplinary healthcare teams to compete against each other in simulated patient scenarios. Each team’s performance was reviewed by an expert panel examining the areas of teamwork, communication, and clinical decision making. Then, the audience voted on the winner of each case using an audience response system based on their direct observation of the panel’s input.

Vince Robbins, MONOC’s President and CEO said, “We couldn’t be prouder here at MONOC.  This win just reinforces that the hard work and dedication our staff puts forth to achieve clinical excellence is not only evident to our patients but to others in healthcare.”  MONOC works closely with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center on a number of ventures including their residency program and clinical research projects. Additionally, physicians from their EMS Fellowship program ride as prehospital physicians on MONOC’s MD-1 emergency response vehicle.

About MONOC Mobile Health Services
MONOC Mobile Health Services is a non-profit hospital cooperative consisting of 15 acute care hospitals located throughout New Jersey.  Formed in 1978 MONOC’s mission is to improve health care and reduce costs.  MONOC Mobile Health Services is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) and employs over 730 employees and operates a fleet of over 100 ambulances.  Together this shared services consortium acts as a health care cooperative for these acute care hospitals and over 2.8 million residents that they serve living in more than 1,800 square miles of the Garden State.

Among its numerous service lines, MONOC operates MICU Paramedic Services, Helicopter interfacility and 911 services, Mobile Critical Care Services, and Basic Life Support interfacility and 911 services.  Additionally, MONOC operates a  Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) accredited education department which is the largest EMS education department in New Jersey providing continuing medical education to EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, Police Officers, Fire Fighters and the general public.  Coordinating all of MONOC’s communications is an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) 24/7 state of the art 9-1-1 dispatch center which handled over 171,000 requests for service in 2012.

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