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SIMULATION BRIEFS HEALTHCARE SIMULATION NEWS FALL 2011 healthcaresimulationnews.com 3 CAE Healthcare Acquires METI Global Leader in Flight Simulation and METI Join to Create World-Class Healthcare Simulation Organization PRINCE WILLIAM RESCUES iStan AT UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the University of Calgary's Ward of the 21st Century Research and Innovation Centre in July. During the tour, iStan®, CAE Healthcare’s wireless patient simulator, mimicked a heart attack. Prince William, who is a search and rescue pilot with the Royal Air Force, applied shock with defibril- lator and chest compres- sions. iStan recovered, and said, "Thank you for saving me, Your Royal Highness." Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntos practices in simulation-based avi- ation training to deliver innova- tive education, technologies and service solutions for healthcare. “METI is a premier organiza- tion. We welcome the METI team, and we look forward to providing our new and existing customers with the most innovative, best-in- class training solutions and con- tinuous service support,” said Marc Parent, CAE’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Former METI CEO Michael Bernstein has assumed the role of President of CAE Healthcare. “The opportunity to become part of CAE, the de facto stan- dard in the world of simulation, is great for our employees, our customers and for the health- care community as a whole,” says Bernstein. “We will be able to take the healthcare simulation industry to an entirely new level.” The combined offering includes several product lines, such as CAE Healthcare’s surgical and imaging simulators, its rugged military “patient”named Caesar, METI’s HPS, iStan, METIman, PediaSIM, BabySIM simulators and METI’s learning applications and LearningSpace management solution for simu- lation centers. CAE Healthcare will continue to manage the simulation training center of the University of Montreal, which trains undergraduate medical students. CAE Healthcare's main oper- ations are Sarasota, Florida, USA and Montreal, Canada. The mis- sion of the combined company is to improve patient safety and outcomes by advancing the adoption of simulation in every segment where it can make a difference. CAE Healthcare, a division of CAE, acquired METI in late August. CAE is a global leader in modeling, simulation and train- ing for civil aviation and defense with more than 60 years of expe- rience in the simulation industry. In 2008, the company launched CAE Healthcare to leverage its knowledge, experience and best CAE Healthcare manages the University of Montreal health- care simulation center.