The Department of Integrative Medicine and its outpatient site, the Continuum Center for Health and Healing, represents one of the most comprehensive programs undertaken by a teaching hospital in the United States to provide integrative health care. Our vision is to create a center of excellence and leadership that provides safe and effective integrative medicine, conducts cutting-edge research on expanded healing options, and offers advanced training in integrative medicine for health care professionals and educational programs for the public. Philanthropic support is essential to help further our work. Gifts of cash are the simplest and most common way to give, but you can learn about other options below. We hope you will consider making a charitable contributionâ€”either to our general fund or to support a specific program (Hospital Programs, Education, Research).
For more information about how you can help support Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel and the Center for Health and Healing, please contact the Development Department at (212) 636-8416. Gifts should be made payable to Beth Israel Medical Center and specified for the Continuum Center for Health and Healing.
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Unrestricted gifts provide the most flexibility in helping to maintain our current work and create new programs for patients, the community, and health care professionals. Unrestricted donations will be devoted to programs and services with the greatest need in order to best serve our mission.
Hospital Program Fund
Beginning in 2008, several programs and services have been introduced for inpatients at Beth Israel which are made possible by philanthropic support. Current programs include the availability of Acupuncture, Yoga Therapy, Energy Therapies (Healing Touch and Reiki), and a Holistic Preparing for Surgery Program utilizing guided imagery, aromatherapy, relaxation techniques, and energy therapies. Research shows these interventions help reduce anxiety, stress, discomfort, and pain and improve post-op recovery time by enhancing the bodyâ€™s natural ability to heal. Most of these services are currently available only on select floors.
Donations made to the Hospital Program Fund will enable the sustainability and expansion of our current programs as well as the development of new initiatives.
The Department of Integrative Medicineâ€™s medical education program at CCHH trains health care professionals across the country to offer their patients high quality, integrative medicine. These include programs for physicians, nurses, acupuncturists, other health professionals, and medical students.
Donations to the Education Fund will support the continuation of these professional training programs as well as the development of integrative medicine patient education programs including online educational modules and classes and events held at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing.
Nearly 50 percent of Americans use complementary modalities as a routine part of their health care. We are committed to contributing to the knowledge base of integrative, evidence-based practice in order to further the use of integrative medicine in the mainstream medical community. Our research team actively conducts and collaborates on research studies to determine the safety and effectiveness of expanded healing approaches for a broad range of health conditions with other health centers, nationally-recognized individual researchers, and other programs and departments at Beth Israel Medical Center. This research is supported by a combination of research grants and philanthropy. Donations to the Research Fund will support the activities of the research team.
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