Advanced Centers for Surgical Education completes $4 million state-of-the-art facility
Advanced Centers for Surgical Education (ACSE) recently opened a state-of-theart education, training, research and development center. The 10,000-squarefoot- facility, located at 2001 Hermann Drive on the campus of the Victory Medical Center, houses 17 customizable training stations as well as classrooms and conference spaces.
Built inside unused space on the campus of Victory Medical Center, Linbeck Construction began work in January of 2013. Designed by architecture firm Page Southerland Page, the privately funded, $4 million project includes top-of-the-line lights, monitors and software from leading medical technology company, Stryker. This equipment is not available in any other facilities or hospitals in the city of Houston.
Through an exclusive relationship with BioEthical Anatomics, a privately held tissue bank, ACSE provides full access to high quality cadaveric tissue that meets rigorous ethical and quality standards.
Fully equipped with the latest in imaging, robotic, endoscopic and audiovisual equipment, the facility can be reserved for use by clinicians, surgeons, medical device companies, healthcare organizations and students. The venue provides a one-ofa- kind space for medical professionals to enhance their skill sets and educate students and colleagues. It also provides a first-class venue space for medical device manufacturers to conduct product training for in-house sales representatives and outside clinical groups.
“We are excited to open this brilliantly planned facility across from the Texas Medical Center. Our center is one of only a few in the US and the only one of its kind in Texas. We will provide an upscale array of services for medical educators and surgical professionals from around the world,” said Michelle Heinrich, CEO of Advanced Centers for Surgical Education.
Advanced Centers for Surgical Education is a division of The Woodlands-based Victory Healthcare, a leading network of specialized surgical hospitals.
“We advance our commitment to providing superior surgical care through the opening of this truly unique educational facility. Victory has long been dedicated to bringing the latest technology to our hospitals and now we will be an active participant in advancing technological breakthroughs,” said Robert N. Helms, Jr., Victory’s Chairman and CEO. “We not only practice medicine, we teach it,” added Helms.
Advanced Centers for Surgical Education offers the following services: • State-of-the-art training and education • In-house tissue bank for all specimen needs
• 17 customizable training stations
• Three conference/didactic rooms
• Secure setting for research and development
• Fully customizable audio/visual capabilities
• Complete program management
• Professional/certified staff to fully assist with programs
• Continuing education programs, including CMEs
• Full concierge service including flights, hotel, transportation, dining and entertainment
Strategically headquartered across from the Texas Medical Center on the campus of Victory Medical Center Houston, ACSE also has satellite facilities in Austin as well as other Victory Healthcare locations in Beaumont, Fort Worth, Hurst, Plano and San Antonio.