March 21, 2023, maked a historic day for the Saint Ignatius community as the Health Sciences Simulation Lab came to frutition. The grand opening ceremony was a huge success with members of the administration (Dr. Anthony Fior '02 and Mr. Dave Sabol '99), club officers, science department faculty, benefactors (Dr. Neil Smith '76 and Dr. David Miller), and many others in attendance. The Lab was blessed by Father Guiao, S.J. '82 and the ribbon was cut by Dr. Joe Moses '66, who has been an instrumental figure for the Health Sciences Program.
This state-of-the-art-lab will enable those students interested in the field of healthcare to gain exposure to and practice skills using a wide array of medical devices and equipment. They will be able to practice hand-eye coordination using the laparoscopy surgical training box and the knot tying and suturing boards. Learn how to properly intubate and perform CPR on manikins. And enhance their understanding of the human body using the Anatomage, a 3D dissecting table.
We strive to adequately prepare our students for life after Ignatius and to fulfill their passions in the health sciences and medical-related fields. This new lab will help our students feel ready for college while giving them the opportunity to discern their future career aspirations. If any parent or alumni in the healthcare industry are interested in helping in the Simulation Lab or Speaking to the students, please reach out to biology professor Tara Henderson
for more information.
to watch a video recapping the event.