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Penny George Institute Foundation brings national leaders in whole-person health care to Minneapolis for public event

MINNEAPOLIS 10/07/2015

Minnesotan Penny George, Cleveland Clinic's Mark Hyman, and Georgetown Medical School's Jim Gordon will share how they and other leading change agents are Transforming Medicine. The discussion will be facilitated by award-winning broadcaster and bestselling author Krista Tippett.

Presented by the Penny George Institute Foundation in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic and Center for Mind Body Medicine, the event will feature an introduction by Harvard Business School professor Bill George and take place at the Best Buy Theater at Northrup Auditorium on Oct. 9 in Minneapolis.

"This is an unprecedented conversation about the emergence of a new kind of whole-person health care," says Pilar Gerasimo, founding editor of Experience Life magazine and Penny George Institute Foundation board member. "It will explore important advances now shaping a more progressive health care system, as well as ways that individuals, health care and business decision makers can help accelerate those advances. It will reveal how we can embrace new models of care that positively transform well-being — of body, mind and spirit — across our communities and our country."

All three panelists are internationally recognized for their work in changing the landscape of conventional health care towards a system that puts the patient at the center of care, that sees individuals in the context of their lives and communities, and that addresses the root causes of disease and imbalance.

Mark Hyman, MD, is a family physician, bestselling author, director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center.

James S. Gordon, MD, is a psychiatrist, author, founder and director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and a clinical professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School.

Penny George is a respected leader in the national movement to transform medicine and health care through the principles and practices of integrative medicine. She is co-founder of the  Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing, part of  Allina Health—the largest health-system based integrative medicine program in the country.

Transforming Medicine will explore emerging trends, breakthroughs and perspective-shifts in whole-person health care, as well as influences likely to shape the space in the near future. The program will be presented and recorded in front of a live audience, including leading business and health care thought leaders.

About Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing

Founded in 2003, the Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing's mission is to combine leading medical practice with ancient healing wisdom to optimize health and wellness in the whole person—mind, body and spirit.

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, home oxygen and medical equipment and emergency medical transportation services

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