Atlantic Health System recently announced the opening of the Chambers Center for Well Being, a state-of-the-art facility providing a holistic approach to health and well-being in an extraordinary 20,000-square-foot space at 435 South Street in Morristown. The Center for Well Being houses Atlantic Health System’s integrative medicine program, dedicated to providing the latest therapies and lifestyle management programs for optimally treating the whole person.
The Chambers Center for Well Being is the result of on-going efforts from visionary donors and Atlantic Health System leadership to incorporate many aspects of world medicine into a personalized approach to care. As changes in the delivery of healthcare increase, Atlantic Health System is focusing on the growth of health, wellness and prevention programs through the Chambers Center for Well Being.
“The Chambers Center for Well Being solidifies Atlantic Health System’s commitment to providing healthcare consumers with the types of programs that target vitality,” said Linda Reed, RN, MBA, vice president, Integrative and Behavioral Medicine, Atlantic Health System. “While conventional medicine is critical, the benefits of integrative medicine prove that health is more than the absence of disease – it is a cohesive balance of body, mind and spirit that can lift individuals to their highest state of wellness.”
The Chambers Center for Well Being is also home to Atlantic Integrative Medical Associates. Focusing on disease prevention, holistic medicine and lifestyle change, integrative practitioners concentrate on preserving and restoring health, by utilizing the best of conventional Western medicine combined with other global healing traditions.
“The team of physicians and professionals at the Chambers Center for Well Being will work with each patient to develop a personalized roadmap to health to prevent and treat disease,” said Mimi Guarneri, MD, senior advisor for the Chambers Center for Well Being. A pioneer in the integrative medicine field, Dr. Guarneri founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and Guarneri Integrative Health at Pacific Pearl La Jolla. “Our goal is to be a partner to patients and empower them to make positive lifestyle changes.”
With Dr. Guarneri’s guidance, Atlantic Health System collaborated with industry leading individuals to create a unique and personalized experience, ensuring the Chambers Center for Well Being is at the forefront of integrative and functional medicine.
In addition to integrative medical care, a variety of wellness programs are offered at the center including: massage, acupuncture, meditation, Chinese herbal consultation, yoga and T’ai Chi, lifestyle coaching, energy therapy, and stress reduction. Classes include: cooking and nutrition, emotional freedom techniques, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Nia, Pilates, Qi Gong, Zumba and singing bowls. The Dr. Dean Ornish Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation program will soon be featured, providing an intensive lifestyle change option for patients who have experienced a cardiac event.
“It is unusual for a health system to support programs that ultimately aim to keep patients out of its hospitals, but this is exactly the goal,” Reed added, noting that “Atlantic Health System has been pioneering efforts in mind-body medicine since 1993. As healthcare moves from fee-for-service to fee-for-value, the important aspect is the overall health and wellness of our patients and this is reflected in the Chambers Center for Well Being.”
Designed by the award-winning architectural and design firm, Rockwell Group, the Chambers Center for Well Being also features the Luvo Café, offering healthy meal options, including natural, organic and gluten-free options. The center also features the Well Being Marketplace, selling specialized products such as medical grade supplements, skin care products, cookbooks and more.
The Chambers Center includes “The Learning Center” providing education, training and certification for medical professionals. It also offers certification courses for individuals interested in becoming integrative health professionals or seeking certification in massage therapy, healing therapy, healing touch and health coaching.
Atlantic Health Integrative Medicine has been fortunate to collaborate with Dr. Deepak Chopra regarding integrative treatments for many years. At this time, with the opening of the Chambers Center for Well Being, Atlantic Health is thrilled to announce a more significant relationship that will bring Chopra signature services to an east coast home. Dr. Chopra will be collaborating with the Chambers Center for Well Being to develop and deliver his noted programs in stress reduction, meditation, restoration and perfect health. The Chambers Center for Well Being has also been identified by Dr. Chopra as an upcoming partner in his ground-breaking research into personalized medicine and the genome. The Chambers Center for Well Being is proud to be associated with Dr. Chopra and his advanced programs for personal health and wellness, and looks forward to providing those remarkable services to its communities.
In an effort to assist the communities Atlantic Health serves in exploring the world of healthy living and integrative medicine, the Chambers Center for Well Being will host numerous special events, including guest lectures, special events and book signings. For more information about the Chambers Center for Well Being’s offerings and to check out the schedule of events, visit ChambersCenterforWellBeing.org.