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WUSF News Staff
Mon April 9, 2012
USF Health CAMLS Picks Up Major Honor
It's been formally open less than a month, but the USF Health Center of Advanced Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) has already been named by the American College of Cardiology as its first Center of Excellence in Education and Training.
According to a press release from USF Health, officials with the ACC praise the 38 million dollar center for its hybrid catheterization lab, the first in the world used exclusively for training medical professionals. The hybrid OR allows medical teams to do both minimally invasive and open surgical procedures in the same operating room, a significant safety benefit for patients.
ACC CEO Dr. Jack Lewin says his orgainzation is thrilled to be involved with the center.
“The type of personalized training offered through the new center will allow our physicians to continue on the path of advancement in quality cardiovascular care leading to better outcomes for patients.”
USF Health officials indicate that they'll host ACC-related events for cardiologists and other health professionals in the cardiology field.You can see more from last month's CAMLS' opening ceremony by clicking here and you can take a tour of the facility with WUSF's University Beat by clicking here.