UCLAhas opened a 30,000-square-foot facility in Los Angeles that consolidates the latest technology under one roof to enhance training for physicians and other health care professionals.
Rosenfeld Hall is the new home for the UCLA Simulation Center and the UCLA Health Center for Advanced Surgical & Interventional Technology (CASIT). The facility also houses simulation training programs in partnership with the UCLA School of Nursing, the UCLA Health Center for Nursing Excellence and the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care.
The building is close to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the four health sciences professional schools on UCLA’s main campus: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; the nursing school; the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; and the UCLA School of Dentistry.
Rosenfeld Hall, previously called the Learning Resource Center, expands by one-third the UCLA Simulation Center’s square footage and brings its standardized patient program to the same site as the technology-based programs. CASIT now has three times more space.
All floors are wired with a modern audiovisual system that facilitates live streaming of simulation training sessions and links with operating rooms at the medical center across the street. The technology enables wireless communication across different rooms and floors, fostering an engaging environment for research and development.
The building is outfitted with new training technologies and equipment such as laparoscopic and robotic surgery simulators, fully immersive virtual reality, computerized manikin patients and birthing simulators.
The construction was made possible by a $20 million gift from donors Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld.