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SIMCenter Donations Honor Adam Max Berger

What happened to Adam Max Berger is truly a tragedy, taking from the world an indomitable spirit. What happened in the aftermath is truly inspiring and, ultimately, lifesaving. Adam, the son of David and Mara Berger and the stepson of Cindy Berger, died of complications from bacterial meningitis at a Chicago-area hospital in 2014 after his diagnosis was unconfirmed. His family knew they didn't want this to happen to another family, and when they learned about the new Simulation Center at Froedtert Hospital they knew how they could help save lives. 

The Simulation Center, or SIMCenter, features hospital rooms and a working surgical suite where collaborative skills are fostered in fully realized patient environments. The new center was built to train physicians and staff in real-life scenarios using high-tech mannequins, live actors, and various other state-of-the-art educational tools. And now, Adam's story is incorporated into a training scenario which teaches emergency room staff how to save lives like Adam's.

The Bergers were in for a surprise after the SIMCenter opened. “We were told that there have been at least one or two cases already where a life has been saved because of the use of Adam’s experience and the resulting simulation,” said David, with Cindy adding, “That was just tear-jerking, and for our family, it’s very meaningful.”

The Berger Family were so moved that they made a generous investment in the program by creating the Adam Max Berger Memorial Fund to benefit the Froedtert Hospital SIMCenter.

You can help them support this important program by making a gift to the SIMCenter. And you can read more about Adam's legacy, in the upcoming 2017 Thank You Report for Froedtert Hospital Foundation which will be released soon.

To learn more about the SIMCenter visit our SIMCenter page or call Jyl Brentana, Director of Annual Giving at 414-955-4501.


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