Above image: A staged NICU environment at the College of HTM
On Tuesday, June 25, GE Healthcare opened the College of HTM at the 250,000-square-foot GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha, Wis. The College of HTM—which will provide both classroom and virtual training, as well as staged clinical environments—is currently available to GE employees only, with plans to expand outside the company in 2020.
Specifically, the College of HTM features an operating room suite, a patient room in an intensive care unit, a nurses’ station, and a biomed shop. GE Healthcare spokeswoman Laura Fait says this design will prepare HTM professionals who undergo training at the College of HTM to deliver great customer experiences. Students will also be trained on both GE and non-GE equipment, Fait reveals.
24×7 Magazine made its way to Wisconsin for the grand opening of the College of HTM at the GE Healthcare Institute, which houses more than 600 pieces of imaging, ultrasound, and patient monitoring equipment. The institute also attracts attendees from 125 countries—lured in part by 800 course offerings, 110 of which are multi-vendor.
Rob Reilly, vice president and general manager, U.S. & Canada Service, GE Healthcare, tells 24×7 Magazine that the launch of the College of HTM will boost the company’s offerings significantly. “Service is, ultimately, a people business,” Reilly says. “Our new College of HTM is about having the best people in the industry to take care of our customers and win in the marketplace.”