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Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) February 20, 2013
SimQuest Solutions Inc. introduced Jeffrey Morrill, MBA as its new president during the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) held in Orlando, FL. Mr. Morrill is tasked with leveraging SimQuest’s broad portfolio of medical simulation and serious gaming offerings to develop new business strategies that increase growth.
The strategy, sales and marketing executive, whose specific expertise is in building companies and brands, increasing growth and developing new markets, assumed his new role on January 2.
Mr. Morrill is a proven general manager who has provided vision, strategic leadership and guidance in generating results for early-stage and established businesses. His accomplishments include starting a company and taking it from concept to revenue in 3 years, increasing the revenue for multiple Fortune 100 company brands; and raising more than $100 million in capital in both public and private markets. He hopes to achieve similar results at SimQuest.
“SimQuest’s stellar project teams and the exceptional work they have done in the areas of surgical simulation, learning sciences/gaming and combat database applications,” said Mr. Morrill, “suggest a variety of strategic directions that will help establish us as a market leader. We have extensive experience with government contracts and will now expand into the commercial arena to achieving the next level of growth.”
“We’re very excited about Jeff leading us through this next phase of growth,” added SimQuest’s founder Howard Champion, MD, who will transition into the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Headquartered in Maryland and with operations in Massachusetts, SimQuest has a proven track record of building technology-based learning applications including
- Reality based simulators that use haptics, augmented reality, 3D graphics, and physics simulation to teach multiple procedures including wound closure, tourniquet application, bone drilling, and other procedures for civilian and military healthcare personnel
- Learning science and gaming applications that have included an e-learning platform for surgeons to maintain their expertise in their area of specialty and simulation-based games for first responder training
- Database technologies and combat trauma registries that inform the military community and are being used to improve personnel protection, vehicle design, and combat casualty care
The company’s projects include an open surgery simulation platform enabling surgeons to practice techniques such as wound closure, a limb hemorrhage control trainer that provides combat medics with practice in applying a tourniquet, an advanced distributed learning platform to help surgeons maintain their certification in breast disease management, and software tools to predict injury due to explosives.
SimQuest, founded in 2001 by surgeon and surgical educator Howard Champion, MD, is a technology-assisted education and training company that creates tools for healthcare professionals to develop and perfect their skills without risk to patients and to maximize their decision making capabilities for patient care. The company's goal is to provide advanced medical simulators and training programs that embody the state-of-the-art in simulation and adult learning techniques. To this end, SimQuest's medical professionals and simulation experts—who have pioneered many of the top-selling simulators worldwide—are developing new technology, integrating existing programs and teaming with strategic partners (including NIH, NSF, and the US Army) to revolutionize how healthcare is taught. For more information, please visit SimQuest at http://www.simquest.com.