Kettering Health Network has partnered with the United States Air Force (USAF) School of Aerospace Medicine to create a training facility at Soin Medical Center to help prepare Airmen to deliver prolonged, lifesaving care while serving on the front lines.
By having the training facility at Soin Medical Center, located near Wright- Patterson Air Force Base, Airmen from around the world can train stateside through the Air Force Critical Care Technician program.
The USAF program will be the only program of its type in the world, and training will occur at Soin Medical Center’s intensive care unit in the hospital’s South Tower. The training center will include
- Two advanced simulation labs with high-fidelity simulators to train for real-life scenarios
- Two classrooms
- Office space for USAF medical personnel that will be teaching courses throughout the program. Kettering Health Network physicians and nurses will also be working alongside USAF clinical staff, sharing best practices and innovations in critical care and advancing skill sets.
“We are truly blessed to have been in a position to support and partner with the United States Air Force in such a meaningful way,” said Rick Dodds, president of Soin Medical Center. “We are honored to help train these medical workers who will care for those serving our nation.”