Our co-founder visits the Baptist Health Hospital in Miami

Jun 24, 2024

As one of the final activities on her tour of the United States, our co-founder Carolina Chávez visited the Baptist Health Hospital in Miami, one of the largest and most important private hospitals in America. This experience not only showed me the advances in medical technology, but also the holistic approach to patient wellness.

The tour began at the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases: I was impressed by the state-of-the-art procedures available, from diagnostic equipment to the most advanced treatment rooms. The professionals explained how each piece of equipment is designed to provide the best possible care, ensuring accurate diagnoses and effective treatments.

Our next stop was the Cancer Institute: here, I was able to observe the latest in radiotherapy and chemotherapy procedures. However, what struck me most was the human and emotional approach they have towards their patients. They are not only concerned with physical health, but also with emotional well-being. This was reflected in various elements such as the graphics and the presence of art throughout the hospital, as well as in the different rooms and spaces that conveyed tranquility and a welcoming atmosphere, something crucial for their patients and families who accompany them in such difficult times.

I was pleasantly surprised to see musicians with their guitars playing while patients received their chemotherapy treatments. Also, trained companion dogs roamed the wards, providing comfort and companionship to the children during their medical procedures. These initiatives not only relieve patients’ stress and anxiety, but also significantly improve their hospital experience.

I return from this mission to Miami with the reflection that, as PLAN3D, we are getting first-hand knowledge of the most developed and cutting-edge facilities in terms of medical procedures. It is clear that clinical simulation has a key role to play in these new challenges facing healthcare. Simulation labs are designed to prepare healthcare professionals for any situation, allowing for hands-on training that improves the quality of care they provide.

This visit has left me with a deep impression on the importance of making further progress on the issue of clinical simulation. There is a clear need to continue to develop these spaces and to continue to innovate to provide the best possible care for patients. Clinical simulation is essential, but so is the humane and compassionate approach that must accompany it.