Lately at Highlands Hospital, you may have heard the terms integrative medicine, complementary medicine, and mindfulness and you may be wondering what it’s all about. So, let me explain.
It’s a style of healthcare based on this principle: the human body functions as an integrated, interrelated, whole unit. The focus is on the whole person—physical, emotional, social and spiritual. And what is so empowering for an individual to realize is that there exists in the human body an innate capacity for self-regulation and healing. In other words, YOU are your own healer!!!!
With such power of course, comes great self-responsibility. YOU are responsible for YOU! The challenge now is learning how to nurture your inner healing ability. There is no quick easy fix! The human body doesn’t work that way. An Olympic athlete is not made overnight! It takes time persistence and commitment. The road to good health and healing is a road of self-discovery.
“Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work—but it’s worth the effort” Fred Rogers
So, what do you think?? Are you intrigued? Follow along with us as we explore the path to wholeness and learn about integrative medicine healing modalities at Highlands Hospital.
Next time, we discuss the mechanism by which our bodies respond to real or imagined stress.
In peace, love and light
In close collaboration with creative agency of record, Third Planet Global Creative, Highlands Hospital was recognized with gold awards for both their ongoing advertising campaign, and a marketing pocket folder. The advertising campaign was also selected for an extensive feature in the upcoming Nov/Dec issue of Marketing Healthcare Today.
The Aster Awards Program is an elite competition recognizing the nation’s most talented healthcare marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in advertising and design. Winning entries, judged by a diverse panel of experts, are published in the Marketing Healthcare Today magazine.
(Highlands Hospital was also recognized with 3 Aster Awards in 2013)
Highlands Hospital Regional Center for Autism announced on Thursday that it is the first licensed site of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism in the United States.
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Highlands Hospital Regional Center for Autism announced on February 20th, 2014 that it is the first licensed site of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism in the United States.
The designation allows the facility to expand its outreach to the community and to benefit from the research and expertise offered by the Cleveland Clinic. “They helped to make our vision of opening an autism center a reality,” said Michelle Cunningham, chief executive officer of Highlands Hospital.
“As our first licensed site, Highlands Hospital Center for Autism will benefit from the best practices and research-driven benchmarks we have successfully employed at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism,” said Travis Haycook, assistant director for Cleveland Clinic Autism Development Solutions. “This site is working at a level that we truly feel is at the top of their game. It is great to see what is happening here and to see the changes in the children. We are dedicated to supporting this program for years to come.”
Highlands will follow the exact same model of diagnostic evaluation and treatment offered at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism.
Cunningham said the designation is a testament of the Fayette County clinic’s success.
“This shows that our clinic has reached a level of excellence that is equal to the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center. We are proud to reach such an outstanding milestone for our facility,” she said. “Our children and families will now have the highest access to autism services in the Laurel Highlands region.”
The Highlands clinic opened in 2010 with four students; the number has more than doubled.
The Highlands Hospital Center for Autism has been successful in educating children with spectrum disorders once they have been diagnosed. It is considering to provide vocational training so that young adults can develop skills necessary to enter the workforce with confidence. The center serves people ages 5 to 21.
Amanda Freger, director of autism services at Highlands Hospital, said she appreciates Cleveland Clinic for its support and backing. “The support from Cleveland has been amazing,” Freger said. “If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be here today.”
Chuck Gallagher of Star Junction provided a testament to the Highlands clinic during the recognition program on Thursday. His 8-year-old autistic twin sons, Charles and Hunter, attend the Highlands center.
“We are honored to have our children at Highlands Clinic for Autism,” Gallagher said. “We feel the center has worked wonders. Our boys can now dress themselves, know their colors and are starting to write. We thank you for what you have brought to Fayette County. We can’t tell you how much we are grateful.”
Cunningham said Fayette County has one of the highest rates of autism in Pennsylvania. Highlands Hospital is only one of five hospitals to mirror Cleveland Clinic’s autism program.
Story By: Marilyn Forbes, Contributing Writer, Daily Courier.
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Located next to Pechins in the Laurel Mall, the Family Health and Wellness Center offers quality and nurturing care provided by Gil Perez, M.D., a Connellsville native. Dr. Perez is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is now accepting new patients.
CALL 724-603-3202 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Highlands Hospital announced the addition of a new on-site cataract and Laser Center offering the most advanced evaluation and surgical management of cataracts. This service is provided by cataract and laser surgeon, Dr. James P. Gallo.
Patients will be treated at the office located within Highlands Hospital and appointments can now be scheduled by calling 724-628-EYES (3937). Highlands Hospital Cataract and Laser Center combines state of the art technology for the diagnosis and surgical management of cataracts, with Dr. James P. Gallo’s 30 years of surgical excellence resulting in an outstanding cataract experience that is close, caring, and convenient to home.
Choose Dr. Gallo and Highlands Hospital. Call 724-628-EYES (3937) | Free van transport is available.
St. Louis (March 13, 2013) Amerinet – a leading national healthcare solutions organization today announced the winners of its fifth annual Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Awards. Amerinet grants these honors yearly in recognition of the efforts undertaken by its membership to reduce healthcare costs. improve healthcare quality and serve the community-at-large. From a record-breaking number of entries, Amerinet identified 12 outstanding projects that demonstrated innovation and excellence in the development and execution of programs that made a critical difference to the facilities’ patients. community, staff-an bottom line.