Poplar Bluff VA holding groundbreaking ceremony for learning resource center

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Learning Resource Center.

According to the Medical Center, the new Learning Resource Center will be compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act and contain spaces for new employee orientation, continuing education and training for staff and other information-sharing space and technologies.

The Medical Center Director says the center will have a state-of-the-art simulation lab.

“Not everyone knows that one of our missions at VA is to educate tomorrow’s medical providers.  In fact, about seventy-percent of all US physicians have received at least some training in a VA facility.  Now that the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center has an affiliation with a medical school and will soon have a state-of-the-art simulation lab in the learning resource center, this will bring our education program capabilities into the 21st century.”
Dr. Patricia Hall, Medical Center Director

Dr. Hall also said she hopes the new center will help with recruiting physicians.

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