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Quinsigamond Community College Dedicates Fairlawn Foundation Nursing Lab

Contact: Meredith Galena 508.854.7498
mgalena [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
3/9/2010

Worcester, Ma – Together with representatives from the Fairlawn Foundation, area health care community leaders, and the QCC Foundation, Quinsigamond Community College dedicated its Fairlawn Clinical Simulation Laboratory at its “QCC 101 Health Care Seminar” on March 3.

Thanks to a grant of $95,849 from the Fairlawn Foundation, QCC upgraded its Nurse Education programs with state-of-the-art medical simulation technology equipment in its on-campus laboratory and off-campus clinical practice settings. The March 3 event provided an opportunity for Fairlawn representatives to tour the lab, speak with students, and see the new Laerdal SimMan® 3G patient simulator in action. SimMan® 3G is cutting edge simulation technology that provides nursing students with the highest quality realistic training to challenge and test students’ skills. Karl Bjork, chair of the Fairlawn Foundation, and Mary Aleksiewicz, also of Fairlawn, joined Michael Wronski, executive director of the QCC Foundation, Jane June, QCC dean of health care, and QCC President Gail Carberry for the dedication of the lab.

“We are thrilled to officially present the state-of-the-art Fairlawn lab and once again thank the Fairlawn Foundation for their continued generosity,” said President Carberry. Since 1999, the Fairlawn Foundation has provided the College almost $500,000 in support.

The Fairlawn Foundation was established in 1991 as a component fund of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation for the purpose of improving the practice and delivery of medical and allied health services in the Worcester area.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.