Making Healthcare Safer

The Institute for Patient Safety and Medical Simulation is a partnership between Baptist Health and Auburn University. The Institute's mission is to improve the quality of healthcare while reducing the likelihood of medical errors.

The 22,500 square-foot facility was conceived as a training center for new and experienced healthcare professionals. The training teaches physicians, nurses, nursing students, residents, medical students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, paramedics and other healthcare professionals through a unique combination of simulations training and an emphasis on SMART Training.

SMART Training:

  • Promotes patient safety through the advancement of teamwork.
  • Empowers team members to apply high-level communication skills and purpose-based decision making.
  • Yields the best outcomes for the patient and health care providers.

This type of training truly impacts the care patients receive from Baptist Health employees. Patients and the community benefit greatly from having an institute of this nature in Montgomery. The technology being used and innovative processes being taught provide healthcare professionals with skills and knowledge that is unsurpassed.


> News Story:

The IPSMS hosts Leadership Montgomery!


What's Right with Our Schools: Camp Bones - CBS 8 News: WAKA Montgomery

Some Montgomery students, interested in the healthcare profession, are getting a first hand look at what their future careers will entail. It's all part of a new program called Camp Bones. (video included)


> Video:
Alabama Public Television, On The Job Segment, (May 8 & 10, 2011)
Montgomery Public Schools’ Health Science Academy


> Downloads:
Introduction to The Institute of Patient Safety & Medical Simulation (Acrobat version)