Tuscan Mobile Simulation Project

HMFP collaborated with the Tuscan Ministry of Health to create a pediatric trauma center (PTC) at the Meyer Pediatric Hospital in Florence, Italy, in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Boston. On June 15, 2009, after a 3-year planning and training period, the PTC officially opened to become the first pediatric trauma center in Italy. The goals of the PTC are to improve clinical treatment of pediatric patients and to function as an efficient hub of pediatric trauma care for the region of Tuscany. HMFP continued to collaborate with Meyer during its first years of operation to ensure that quality was maintained and training initiatives continued.