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Unique Collaboration for Area Students and Regional Medical Center

Nov 30, 2015 03:34PM
Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), one of the nation’s leading graduate schools for natural medicine, and University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) are joining forces to bring integrative health services to individuals receiving care at UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

This innovative agreement offers MUIH graduate student interns the opportunity to practice and collaborate with physicians, nurses and other health providers at UM UCH to develop and offer an integrative medical model. In turn, the UM UCH community is served by having the opportunity to experience a wide range of natural approaches to health and healing. In this integrative model the individual is at the very center of his or her healing experience with increased choices for care.

“By all accounts, the future of health care in this country depends on a model that embraces collaboration and cooperation among providers and patients,” said Frank Vitale, President and CEO of MUIH. “This agreement between a university dedicated to natural medicine and a health system dedicated to the optimum patient experience is a small step with the potential for enormous impact.”

For nearly 40 years, MUIH has educated practitioners in health and wellness through transformative and relationship-centered programs that draw from traditional wisdom and contemporary science. MUIH offers graduate degrees and certificates both on campus and online in a wide range of health disciplines, as well as programs for professional and personal development. Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health is the leading health care system and largest private employer in Harford County, UM Upper Chesapeake Health offers a broad range of health care services, technology and facilities to the residents of northeastern Maryland.

Both parties look forward to a successful and rewarding collaboration that is expected to create more effective relationships between all health providers and an enhanced standard of care for individuals.

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