Minneapolis, MN (August 31, 2015) – Surgical Science, leading developer of virtual reality surgical simulation training systems, has been named a finalist in the 2015 (fifth annual) Minnesota Business magazine’s Leaders in Health Care Awards. Surgical Science is one of three finalists in the Innovation in Medical Device (Established) Award category, representing Minnesota organizations with more than $2 million in annual revenue that have created or significantly improved medical technology. The company was nominated for its development of TeamSim, the industry’s first interprofessional virtual reality surgical education system.
“We’re honored to have our work on TeamSim recognized as a game changing innovation in healthcare,” said Tony Rubin, vice president of Surgical Science’s Americas division. “As the first of its kind, TeamSim has addressed a critical hole in the surgical training environment. Doctors, nurses and techs all learn to work together in both routine and critical situations long before a patient is on the table. We’re excited to be a part of something that will have such an incredible impact on both surgical outcomes now and how healthcare education is approached from here on into the future.”
Hundreds of nominations from health care organizations of all sizes were submitted this year for consideration for the Leaders in Health Care Awards across a wide range of categories. Also nominated to the Innovation in Medical Device (Established) category were Inspire Medical Systems and St. Jude Medical.
Winners will be announced at the Minnesota Business magazine’s Leaders in Health Care Awards ceremony on October 29th. For more information on the Leaders in Health Care Awards, visit http://www.minnesotabusiness.com/2015-leaders-health-care-awards.
About Surgical Science:
Surgical Science, established in 1999, develops high quality tools for the Assessment, Training and Certification of medical professionals. Using Virtual Reality simulation technologies, users are able to build skills on Surgical Science simulators that demonstrate and transfer proficiency from virtual reality to the operating suites. Surgical Science’s world headquarters are in Gothenburg (Sweden) with the Americas headquarters in Minneapolis, MN and offices in Mexico City (Latin America) and Toronto (Canada).
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