In 2016, the families of Mary Riegler and Beth Hoefer, long-time UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital nurses, presented Finley with the Noelle Maternal and Neonatal Birthing Simulator, in memory of their family members. Nicknamed “MaryBeth,” the simulator is a comprehensive tool that provides an accurate simulation of the complete birthing process.
“MaryBeth” has been recently joined by the Mega Code Kelly, a simulation mannequin. US Bank, in partnership with the Sunshine Circle, have donated this new piece of equipment that will help train the next generation of nurses. The simulator is a comprehensive tool that provides an accurate simulation of the human body with various health conditions. It features real-life training capabilities related to codes, blood reactions, post-op complications, and stroke training.
The simulators are housed in the new Sunshine Circle Education Center. The Sunshine Circle, a volunteer organization closely affiliated with Finley Hospital, made a donation to the Finley Health Foundation to support the development of a comprehensive education center. The center includes space for the simulators, a classroom and learning lab area.