MEMORIAL HOSPITAL JOINS ACADEMIC CONSORTIUM’S GLOBAL INTEGRATIVE HEALTH NETWORK

Memorial Hospital is joining nearly 80 of the world’s most recognized academic medical centers and health systems as a new member of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health.  For integrative medicine professionals and students, the Academic Consortium is the world’s most comprehensive community for advancing the practice of whole health care, with leading expertise in research, clinical care, education, and policy.   

Whole-person healthcare is at the center of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health” said Academic Consortium Chair, Amy Locke, MD.  She added, “Memorial Hospital’s institutional knowledge and experience in establishing an integrative medicine program as a rural critical-access care hospital will be integral to understanding the myriad ways in which we can promote whole health for every person.” 

With over 70 years dedicated to high-quality patient care, Memorial Hospital was founded with the purpose of becoming a sustainable regional center of excellence for health and healing, while creating meaningful and impactful clinical, academic, research, and education programs. A rural critical-access care hospital, Memorial Hospital has been working since 2015 to establish evidence-based integrative medicine services for their patients by partnering with over 38 academic institutions, participating in focused outreach for community health and wellness education, and identifying leadership to drive the future of their integrative medicine program. 

Dr. Yoon Hang Kim, MD is at the forefront of the newly-founded Memorial Institute of Health & Healing, which seeks to provide robust care through five key areas of focus, including integrative oncology, integrative pain management, integrative & functional medicine consultation, lifestyle medicine aimed at reversing type II diabetes, and integrative primary care. Dr. Kim will participate in clinical care at the Memorial Institute of Health & Healing, while driving future development of research and education initiatives.  

Preparatory initiatives in developing the Memorial Institute of Health & Healing included creating a teaching kitchen, developing a team of highly-engaged registered dieticians to participate in community education events, and hiring a chef to make specialized meals for all patients, staff, and providers at Memorial Hospital. Memorial Hospital has further partnered with 38 academic institutions to provide clinical experience to students, and is working to create integrative, functional, and lifestyle medicine rotations for medical students and residents.    

Membership with the Academic Consortium will help Memorial Hospital expand their integrative medicine program as it develops under the leadership of Dr. Kim. It will also connect them with other institutions working toward the same goal, and provide support for their efforts in expanding their collaborative networks for clinical research.  

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What is Integrative Medicine and Health: Integrative medicine and health reaffirms the important relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.  

Who we are: For integrative medicine professionals and students at academic health centers and health systems, the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health is the world’s most comprehensive community for advancing the practice of whole health, with leading expertise in research, clinical care, and education.  By consolidating the top institutions in the integrative medicine space, all working in unison towards a common goal, and as an established resource for world-class research, results, and expertise, ACIMH is a home for Champions of Whole Health from across the globe.  Together with our prestigious network of members, we advocate for change, support important breakthroughs, and connect key stakeholders to help achieve health care that embraces and empowers every person. Member Listing  

Our Vision: A transformed healthcare system promoting integrative medicine and health for all.  

Become a member: Join the world’s leading academic community of whole health leaders and luminaries.  

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