Gene Hobbs


Gene Hobbs received his bachelors in business management with a human resources concentration from North Carolina State University and is a Certified Simulation Healthcare Educator (CHSE). He focused on learning and development of medical faculty and staff and is the former Director of Simulation for the UNC School of Medicine. Gene now serves as the Business Manager for the Department of Neurosurgery at UNC Health Care where he facilitates human resources and business operations with his team. Gene is a Founding Board Member of the Rubicon Foundation, Inc and project manager for their Research Repository that earned him the 2010 DAN/ Rolex Diver of the Year Award.

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Articles by Gene Hobbs


February 7, 2018




Christmas tree fires account for an average of 200 house fires every year and 37% of those occur in January. I am reminded this time of year that it is time to check the batteries in my smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detector. Early in my career I was part of the team that treated patients after they had been exposed to the colorless and odorless carbon monoxide gas.

December 28, 2017



Not much is scarier than the idea of finding an employee in medical distress. It is important that we do as much as we can to prepare for accommodation when employees present with medical needs but also be aware of potential medical emergencies.

November 7, 2017



As HR professionals, we often challenged by the way people communicate. Developing soft skills in teams is a critical for your team of experts to function as an expert team. In healthcare, >70 of medical errors have a communication component making the challenge even more critical to our customers.

September 12, 2017

“Simulation is a technique—not a technology—to replace or amplify real experiences with guided experiences that evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive manner” ~ David Gaba, MD (2004)

September 11, 2017