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Welcome Sim Baby Gabby

Posted: 5/19/2022

The Deaconess Pediatric Simulation Team welcomed new sim baby, Gabby, to their unit! Gabby, a manikin simulator representing a 12- to 18-month-old pediatric patient, is designed to help healthcare providers effectively recognize and respond to critical pediatric patients.

Deaconess Foundation was able to support this project thanks to a generous gift from the Schnacke Family Pediatric Fund, the Women's Fund of Vanderburgh County, and other generous supporters. "Dad would absolutely love this," said Suzanne Schnacke, daughter of the late Bernard & Ruth Schnacke who began the Schnacke Family Pediatric Endowment with Deaconess Foundation.

The Deaconess Pediatric Simulation Team will utilize Gabby in trainings for Deaconess employees and residents, as well as healthcare facilities throughout the tristate. The team will travel to facilities without specialized pediatric units to provide real life, real time, hands on learning experiences of pediatric emergencies at no cost.

Gifts made to Deaconess Foundation support a variety of health care initiatives including education, training, and direct medical services for residents of the tristate area. Visit
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