Funding Priorities

Advancing Health and

Well-being

 

With the vision of integrating complementary healing therapies with the hospital’s traditional western medicine, the Foundation is funding the launch and implementation of the Integrative Therapies program. The Foundation is raising $300,000 to fully fund the first three years of the program’s operating expenses.  

In its third year, Integrative Therapies presently offers acupuncture, healing touch, and guided imagery visualization services for inpatients and weekly meditation sessions for both patients and staff. Community yoga is also offered in Ketchum and Hailey.

Overseeing this initiative is Mary Kay Foley, who leads the program as the part-time Integrative Therapies Coordinator. She is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the program, including serving as a liaison between community providers, physicians and patients, clinical oversight of providers and monitoring of patients who have utilized the services.  Thomas Archie, Jr. M.D serves as the part-time Medical Director for the program. Dr. Archie is Board Certified in both family medicine and acupuncture and practices at St. Luke’s Family Medicine in Hailey. As the Medical Director, he provides direction for the services, serves as a resource to the medical staff, and is responsible for overseeing the clinical quality of the program.

Research indicates that Integrative Medicine is typically not a robust profit center, so philanthropy will play a key role in launching this important program to enhance the hospital’s healing environment.  Investments in this visionary project will help the hospital create a program that will help patients identify and utilize therapies that can help them heal quickly and achieve optimal health.

Make a gift to Integrative Therapies today.


 

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