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Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing

Whether you need support with healing or improved well-being, the Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing – Abbott Northwestern Hospital is here to help.

We offer integrative health services, sometimes called alternative medicine or holistic health services.

You can schedule services like acupuncture and biofeedback at our on-campus Penny George™ Institute Outpatient Clinic.

You will find fitness experts and integrative health and wellness coaches, and sign up for classes like the Take Action Weight Management Program at our on-site LiveWell® Fitness Center.

If you are a hospitalized patient, you may be eligible for massage therapy, guided imagery and more at the bed-side. These services can help you relieve pain, reduce anxiety and heal.

Services for hospitalized patients are offered at no charge and are supported in part through charitable gifts from the community. They are provided based on clinical need and not available to all patients. If you are interested, talk with your hospital care team.

Learn more about the Penny George Institute, a national leader and expert in integrative health.

[MUSIC PLAYING] The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing is really the transformative engine within a line of health. We're here to really deliver the evidence-based integrative medicine services right alongside traditional Western practices and deliver on prevention and wellness. 

We have a vision that we will create a healthier nation and healthier communities by transforming the way that we interact with people around their health. The mission of the George Institute is to optimize health and well-being by combining the best of Western medicine with practices that come out of ancient healing traditions. 

I think the philosophy, the recognition that you could never separate the mind, body, and spirit, the need to really help engage patients and empower has stayed the same. Really thinking about how we do that best in partnership with that person right in front of us. 

This is a place that really is interested and passionate about empowering them, so that they actually can optimize their own health, regardless of their health situation. The main thing is that the patient is the center of every one of these experiences. 

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