Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI)
Heather Muirhead - Operations Manager, CESI
Heather Muirhead is the Business Operations Manager for the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI) at Hartford Hospital.
Heather recently joined the team after completing her Administrative Fellowship at Hartford Hospital.
Previously, Heather worked overseas as a Clinical Engineer at Oasis Hospital (a Cure International Organization) in the United Arab Emirates. In her additional role as Transition Coordinator, Heather was instrumental in the development of a new hospital facility as the existing hospital was transitioning from a small 50 year old facility devoted primarily to maternity and neonatal care to a newly built state of the art facility with expanded capabilities and services.
Ms. Muirhead received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Catholic University of America, located in Washington DC. She received her Masters of Health Administration degree from the George Washington University, located in Washington DC.
Stephan Donahue - Program Director, CESI
Stephan Donahue is the Program Director for the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI) at Hartford Hospital.
Since Steve established Connecticut’s first simulation center in the early 2000s, the center has grown into the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), the centerpiece of Hartford Hospital’s pioneering vision to revamp its medical educational system.
CESI has become a regional and national training destination for medical training using advanced simulation approaches. CESI features exact replicas of an operating room, intensive care unit, delivery room and trauma room. It has the same equipment as the hospital, including two da Vinci robots and two robotic simulators designed especially for training purposes.
Recently, CESI has doubled in size with the new expansion which opened in July 2017and not only increased the number of simulation rooms available but also added the new wet lab facility.
Mr. Donahue is a registered Respiratory Therapist and previously served as a member of the Life Star helicopter team at Hartford Hospital. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Hartford.