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What's In A Name? How About $ 500.00

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)

Christina Calles, an employee at Mercy Medical Center has won the $500 prize in a Mercy Medical Center contest to name a new patient simulator—or Sim Man.

All Mercy employees were eligible.  Christina, an employee in Mercy's Environmental Services Department, submitted the winning entry. She submitted the name ADAM, which stands for Aadvancing Daily At Mercy. 

The $500 award was donated and presented by Dee Ann McIntyre of Santa Fe, NM, the widow of the late Scotty McIntyre.  Scotty's generous gift of $100,000 helped fund Mercy's new McIntyre Simulation Lab.  Scotty's daughter, Kaye Drahozal of Lawrence, Kansas, was also on hand to announce the winner of the naming contest.  Two runners-up were awarded $150 each. 

Sim Man is a key component of the new McIntyre Simulation Lab, located in Mercy's Organizational Development Department.  Sim Man is a state-of-the-art, full-scale, interactive patient that mimics a real person. It can be programmed to exhibit a wide variety of symptoms, and give feedback and response to treatment interventions. It's designed to improve patient care and increase the knowledge base and ongoing competency of nursing staff and physicians.

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