At The Heart of WindberCare

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber has been called "The Hospital with a Heart" and with good reason. WindberCare is distinctive because the people of Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber really do practice the concept of healing the mind, body, spirit and community. That means providing the most advanced clinical care but also combining that high-tech approach with "high-touch" therapies that help patients heal faster and avoid illness by maintaining their physical, mental and spiritual health.

Integrative Health Defined

The mind and body communicate by way of interactions that occur among the nervous system, the endocrine system and the immune system. These pathways use chemical messengers produced by the body. Our interpretation of events in our lives and our emotional reactions to these events influence which chemical messengers are produced and when they are released. This process greatly influences our physical bodies and our overall state of health.

WindberCare Integrative Health includes a family of therapies with powerful roots in ancient healing traditions as well as modern science. With a focus on relieving pain, stress and restoring vital energy, we believe the most profound medicine is produced within our own bodies.

Benefits of Integrative Therapies

WindberCare is an approach to healthcare that focuses not just on treating injury and disease but rather on helping people to enjoy rich, healthy lives-both through treatment and prevention of illness. WindberCare emphasizes the healing of "mind, body, spirit and community"-a statement that is far more than a mere slogan.

The fact that our minds and attitudes can have a vital impact on the health of our bodies is proven beyond a doubt. Prayer and positive attitudes have been shown to speed the healing process. Stress and emotional problems can have negative physical side effects - from heart disease and eating disorders to hypertension and even death.

WindberCare Integrative Health therapies are here to help heal the mind and spirit so that they can work in harmony with the body, helping patients to overcome and avoid health problems and help them to find balance and happiness in their lives.