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Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI)

Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI)


Hartford Hospital was home to Connecticut’s first “simulation center” which has grown into CESI, the centerpiece of Hartford Hospital’s pioneering vision to revamp the medical educational system.

CESI is a regional and national training destination. As the second largest surgical center in New England and the Northeast’s largest robotic surgery center, Hartford Hospital continues to be a hub for medical training.


Awards & Accreditations

 CESI ACS CESI LAEDAL 

  • Cognitive & Team Training

    CESI is proud to offer cognitive and team training to a wide range of medical providers from virtually every medical specialty. Our center is committed to provide simulation-based education to those individuals that help care for patients within Hartford Hospital, Hartford Healthcare and beyond their walls.

  • Surgery & Skills Training

    CESI hosts a state of the art dedicated surgical training space for open, endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgical skills. We have a 1,200 sq. ft. “skills arcade” containing a variety of virtual reality and task trainers that can accommodate up to 30 students.

  • Mobile Team

    The CESI Mobile Program was established in 2013 to add another critical dimension to clinical staff training by bringing simulation-based education directly to the actual workplace. Now, medical teams that work together can train together, as a unit, in their natural work environment.

  • Consulting Services

    CESI Consulting Services (CCS) was established in 2013 in response to requests from numerous outside healthcare organizations seeking practical and strategic advice for meeting their medical simulation training and risk management needs.

  • Corporate Partnering

    CESI has a long successful history of working with a variety of industry clients to help support the research, development and design of products that will promote patient safety, improve patient outcomes, optimize hospital operations, and enhance personnel efficiency and performance.