The Northeastern Simulation Center

Video Tour and Information about the Northeastern Simulation Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

About Simulation at the CBMC OBGYN Residency

About OB Gyn Simulation Center at Saint Barnabas

Experts agree simulation training is beneficial and is increasingly preferable to didactic education. To improve maternal/child outcomes, The Northeastern Simulation Center at Cooperman Barnabas will focus on enhancing teamwork and communication among interdisciplinary health care providers. Similar to the other high reliability industries, such as aviation and nuclear power, the success of health care crises rests on the ability of diverse clinical providers working together to provide optimal patient care.

The advantages of simulation training over traditional medical education include:

  • Exposure to rare but complicated and important clinical events
  • Ability to plan training opportunities rather than wait for an emergency situation to arise
  • Ability to provide immediate feedback
  • Opportunity to repeat procedures
  • Opportunity for team training
  • Potential to lower health care costs, both direct and indirect


Richard C Miller, MD Richard C Miller, MD, FACOG

President & CEO of the Northeastern Simulation Center

Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center-RWJBarnabas Health

Samantha Hernandez, MBA, MA-HCA, MSN, MSW, LMSW, RN

Regional Director
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center-RWJBarnabas Health


  • Obstetrical Crisis Management
    – This course is designed as an interdisciplinary training program for obstetrical providers. In this course participants review teamwork and communication principles associated with TeamSTEPPSTM , demonstrate specific skills for managing obstetrical emergencies and discuss the complications, risk factors, and appropriate documentation associated with obstetrical emergencies.
  • Undergraduate Medical Education
    – Fetal Heart Rate Training
    – Normal Delivery and Cardinal Movements of Labor
    – Abnormal Delivery and Shoulder Dystocia
  • Graduate Medical Education
    – Laparoscopic Surgical Skills Training
    – Anesthesia Team Training
  • In-Situ Training and Systems Testing
    – Postpartum Hemorrhage