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CRH Innovation Center

We opened our Innovation Center at Columbus Regional Health in 2011 to be a catalyst for continuous innovation. Our Innovation Center is a place where our staff is inspired to think beyond the ordinary and solve problems in a new way. It is where we work to make the delivery of healthcare more compassionate, less complicated, more affordable, more predictable and always state-of-the-art.

The center combines innovation and simulation into a central location. Our Lean/Six Sigma and clinical simulation/education teams use tools in design thinking, Lean, and Six Sigma to collaborate, test, and adopt best practices faster.

Watch to learn more about the start of our Innovation Center.


Our Simulation Lab within the Innovation Center provides enhanced medical learning based on major teaching institutions such as Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Institute. Clinical and non-clinical teams use programmable human-like mannequins in simulated patient environments to create real life healthcare scenarios. The Simulation Lab allows for rapid prototyping and testing of new ideas before they are used in patient care or in the community. It’s about perfecting skills, adapting techniques and testing new ideas to deliver smarter healthcare.

Innovation to us is the process of using new ideas to make something better. It’s all about adding value to our patients and their families, to our physicians and employees, and to our community.

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