The Tampa Tribune recently published an article highlighting the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), a facility of the University of South Florida Health in downtown Tampa. The facility offers real-life training and simulations to surgeons, nurses, respiratory therapists and emergency medicine physicians.

The organization been packing hotels in the area and expects to bring in about $20 million in revenue and expects roughly the same in expenses, the Tampa Tribune reports. But Rhea F. Law, head of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s Florida offices, chairs the USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation (HPCC) which oversees CAMLS, and explained that red ink for the organization is not a significant concern.

“Any time you have a start-up, you have a certain amount of time you expect to be supporting the organization while it is creating a market for this new service that it provides,” said Law. “It is within the budget that was set, and to be at break-even early on is a good thing.”

The state-of-the art facility features a simulation trauma center, hybrid catheterization lab, 21 surgical stations, a microsurgery lab and more.

“Our whole health care system is changing pretty dramatically,” Law told the publication. “The focus is on quality of care and safety. CAMLS is actually ahead of the market. We’re creating a market for it, we’re creating the ability to have better training.” 

Read the full article – “USF Medical Simulation Center Experiencing Success Early” (Tampa Tribune, May 11, 2014)