Dr. David Eitel was a long-time emergency medicine physician at WellSpan York Hospital who passed away in 2012 at the age of 63. To honor Dr. Eitel’s memory, his wife and three children created the David R. Eitel, MD, MBA, Celebration of Education Endowment to support the purchase of new equipment for the WellSpan York Hospital Medical Simulation Center. The Center, which opened in 2008, allows doctors, residents, nurses, and other staff members to practice their skills in a controlled setting on a variety of state-of-the-art medical simulators.
“David was always interested in learning new things,” says his wife Lynne who describes her husband of 38 years as “a gadget lover, obsessive index card carrier and passionate educator. He loved the Simulation Center and recognized the great value it had as a teaching tool.”
To learn more about supporting the Simulation Center or to create an endowment, please contact WellSpan York Health Foundation at (717) 851-3595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.