A cutting edge laboratory and learning environment with modern amenities ideal for innovation, education, and collaboration. 

At CESI, you’ll find state-of-the-art bio skills and simulation labs, interactive classroom and both formal and informal meeting spaces and reception areas, and amenities all in one full-service venue. Designed for maximum flexibility, we can configure our almost 50,000 square foot space for programs of all sizes and scopes.

CESI by the numbers

  • Dimensions: 50,000 square feet
  • Bio skills Wet Lab: 5 separate suites comprising sixteen spacious workstations
  • Clinical Simulation Lab: Ten dedicated, specialty simulation rooms, each linked to its own control room
  • Procedural Task Training: 1,200 square foot arcade
  • Meeting space: Up to 3-35 people (each in 7 classrooms)
  • Amphitheater: Seats 75 people
  • Fully enabled A/V integration throughout CESI.
  • Live streaming capabilities from numerous clinical sites within Hartford Hospital into CESI classrooms and remote locations


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Clinical Simulation Laboratory

  • 10 simulation suites, including a four-room patient unit and exact replicas of an operating room, intensive care unit, delivery room, and trauma room
  • 1,200 square foot task training arcade with a robotic suite
  • Dozens of high-fidelity patient simulators, including obstetric females and K-9 trainer
  • Rooftop helipad and out-of-service helicopter for use in training air ambulance crews
  • The ability to customize throughout the environment re-creates real-world encounters (e.g. smoke-filled rooms, alter ambient noise, utilize stairwells, etc.)

Bio-Skills Wet Lab

  • 16 spacious, fully equipped workstations
  • Fluoroscopy capable including on-site C-Arms
  • On-site ultrasounds, laparoscopic towers, arthroscopic towers, and DaVinci Si
  • Instrument processing and disinfecting
  • Complete tissue sourcing, preparation, storage, and disposition for cadaver and some animate models
  • Comfortable locker rooms and lounge areas
  • Secure space with badge-only access and a private loading dock
  • Numerous ceiling-mounted, AV-enabled HD pan-tilt-zoom cameras throughout for live streaming, recording, and bidirectional communication anywhere in the world

Classroom & Event Space

  • 75-seat AV-enabled amphitheater
  • Eight AV-enabled classrooms of various sizes
  • Registration and welcome areas for events, coffee breaks, and breakout sessions
  • High-definition live streaming with bidirectional communication, including to hospital operating rooms
  • Wi-fi (private, secure networks available)
  • Multimedia staff on-site to support real-time collaboration and advanced AV needs




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