Central Valley Simulation Collaborative

The Central Valley Simulation Collaborative began in 2009 and remains in a development phase.  Covering a large and diverse area from Bakersfield to Stockton, the CVSC has set the following goals for 2011:

  1. Continue to develop membership partners
  2. Meet quarterly
  3. Create and maintain a simulation network to share knowledge, experience, innovative ideas and material from those who have attended conference, workshops and/or training.
  4. Schedule a CSA Level 1 training early first quarter Spring (date TBA)
  5. Schedule a CSA Level 3 Debriefing training second quarter summer (date TBA)
  6. Seek funding for education within the collaborative

Organizations represented in CVSC:


Adventist Medical Center; Hanford
Children’s Hospital Central California
Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno
Kaweah Delta Health Care District
Kaiser Permanente, Fresno
Saint Agnes Medical Center
Tulare Regional Medical Center


CSU Bakersfield
CSU Fresno
CSU Stanislaus
College of the Sequoias
Fresno City College
Madera Community College Center
National University Fresno Center
Reedley College
West Hills College, Lemoore and Coalinga

Co-Chairs and contacts for more information:

Leslie Catron, M.A.ED, BSN, RN, FAHCEP, CHSE,  lesliecatron@whccd.edu, 559-287-2905

Marie Gilbert, M.A.ED, BSN, RN, mariegilbert305@att.net