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Bethesda Foundation tours Alfred State Nursing department simulation lab

Bethesda Foundation tours Alfred State Nursing department simulation lab

Nine members of the Bethesda Foundation visited Alfred State Thursday to get a first-hand look at one of the Nursing department’s high-fidelity simulation labs in the Physical and Health Sciences building.

The group watched as senior nursing students Chelsea Goodwill, of Falconer, N.Y., and Jessica Matava, of Ontario, N.Y., administered care to a SimMan 3G ® manikin, which simulates an actual hospital patient.

Phil Loree, president of the Bethesda Foundation, said of the simulation, “I think it’s great. The ability to use a manikin like that is fantastic.”

Barbara Arnault, a member of the foundation, echoed Loree’s statements, saying, “It’s wonderful. We are so glad we’re able to make contributions that help out with these very expensive projects.”

The Bethesda Foundation, according to its website, is a non-profit charitable organization devoted to the funding and support of health-related projects and scholarships in the Hornell area. The foundation provides roughly $15,000 a year for numerous scholarships at Alfred State, typically for nursing students from Allegany, Steuben, or Livingston counties.

“Alfred State appreciates the Bethesda Foundation and its ongoing scholarship support to nursing students in these three counties,” said Dr. Lisa Harmon, chair of the Nursing department.

Bethesda Foundation tour of nursing

Timberly Shepard, Alfred State lecturer in nursing, speaks to members of the Bethesda Foundation Thursday in one of the Nursing department’s high-fidelity simulation labs.