HCA Healthcare’s Continental Division opens state-of-the-art education center

Group of people in business attire standing behind ribbon

Sylvia Young, HCA Healthcare’s Continental Division President and Chief Executive Officer, believes that attracting and retaining the top talent is a priority in order to provide the best medical care for patient encounters in the HCA Healthcare network of affiliate hospitals in Denver, Colorado, and Wichita, Kansas. That’s why the Denver-based healthcare system opened a $4.3 million state-of-the-art education and simulation center for continued development for all connected caregivers.

Woman in gray suit standing at a microphone

“The education center was custom designed to maximize space, learning, and reflection of HCA Healthcare Continental Division facility care environments,” said Erica Rossitto, HCA Healthcare’s Continental Division Chief Nursing Executive.

The 12,000 square-foot space features six high-fidelity simulation rooms, five classrooms, five instructor controlled rooms, one conference room, four debriefing rooms and offices/meeting spaces for educators. The education center will provide interactive learning in a clinical setting without patient risk and lifelong clinical educational opportunities.Two men in suits practicing care on a mannequin in a hospital bed

“From educators and clinical space to simulation equipment and technology, we have maximized our resources to provide relevant, timely and consistent educational opportunities across our hospitals in the HCA Healthcare Continental Division,” said Rossitto.

“By investing in our clinical talent at all stages of their career, our teams will be well-equipped to adapt and lead in a dynamic, rapidly changing healthcare environment,” Young added.

Nursing students sitting at tables looking at instructor standing at the front of the room

Visit here to learn more about another HCA Healthcare Division – TriStar Health – with a simulation learning center.

The HCA Healthcare Continental Division consists of HealthONE in Denver, CO and Wesley Healthcare in Wichita, KS. With nine acute care hospitals, one rehabilitation hospital, nine freestanding emergency departments, 19 ambulatory surgery centers, dozens of physician clinics, and six urgent care clinics, the HCA Healthcare Continental Division supports the overall HCA Healthcare mission that, “above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.” 

HCA Healthcare 50th Anniversary
In 1968, HCA Healthcare was conceived by two physicians and an accomplished business leader — Dr. Thomas Frist Sr., Dr. Thomas Frist Jr., and Jack Massey. This year, HCA Healthcare celebrates its golden anniversary and the culture of caring established by our three founders 50 years ago. To help us celebrate our 50th year, we’ll share stories here that reflect HCA Healthcare’s mission – above all else, the care and improvement of human life – and our pledge to improve life and make history for the next 50 years and beyond.

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 183 hospitals and more than 2,300 sites of care, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our more than 283,000 colleagues are connected by a single purpose — to give patients healthier tomorrows.

As an enterprise, we recognize the significant responsibility we have as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities we serve, as well as the opportunity we have to improve the lives of the patients for whom we are entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge and skill of our caregivers, and our ability to leverage our scale and innovative capabilities, HCA Healthcare is in a unique position to play a leading role in the transformation of care.

Recent articles