The Won Center for East West Medicine will be beneficial to patients at Hahnemann who are receiving advanced traditional medical care for conditions such as cancer, but are seeking to incorporate acupuncture and other forms of alternative medicine as a complement to their treatment. Having an acupuncture clinic on the hospital campus will offer patients and their physicians convenient access to those services.
The National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization recognize the efficacy of acupuncture to aid in the treatment of 43 common illnesses that include gastrointestinal disorders, pain management, muscle, joint and nervous system disorders, and emotional and psychological disorders.
“For most of my life, I was completely aligned with Western science and healthcare,” said Ed Cunningham, RN, L.Ac, clinical director of the Won Institute, “I am totally awed by the power of acupuncture to help people feel better, be well, and make a life change.” Hahnemann’s chief executive officer, Michael P. Halter, FACHE, added, “In addition to providing quality healthcare to our patients, Hahnemann strives to offer convenient support services for the treatment process. With the introduction of The Won Center to our campus, patients now have the opportunity to utilize alternative medicine.”
The clinic is located in the 4th floor of the hospital’s South Tower, and will be open Wednesdays all day and Friday afternoons. For more information, visit their website at http://eastwestclinic.woninstitute.edu/.
About Hahnemann University Hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital is a 496-bed academic medical center at Broad and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pa. The hospital is a tertiary care institution that specializes in cardiac services, heart failure, OB/GYN, orthopedics, medical, surgical and radiation oncology, bone marrow transplantation, renal dialysis and kidney/pancreas/liver transplantation. In 2009, Hahnemann earned Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Hahnemann is recognized by the American Heart Association as a leader in stroke and heart failure treatments. U.S. News and World Report’s 2014-15 “Best Hospital’s” report named Hahnemann among the top 50 Best Hospitals in the nation for nephrology, and ranked eleven medical specialties as “high performing.” The hospital performed one of the city’s first kidney transplants in 1963 and one of the first bone marrow transplants in 1976. Hahnemann became Philadelphia’s first Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults in 1986, and since then has been served by MidAtlantic MedEvac, an aeromedical transport program for critically ill patients. Hahnemann is proud to be the first hospital in Philadelphia to join with The Wellness Community of Philadelphia to offer onsite support and education services to cancer patients and their families. Hahnemann is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. An affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital is part of Tenet Pennsylvania, which also includes St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
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