Lakeview Health System

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - Integrative Health Program benefits from 11th annual gala

Guests at the 2018 Lakeview Health Foundation Gala pledged their support to the Lakeview Hospital Integrative Health Program.

The 11th annual gala was held Friday, Oct. 26 at the JX Event Venue in Stillwater. More than 280 attendees raised $136,000 for integrative therapies such as massage, healing touch, music therapy and healing arts at the hospital and Stillwater Medical Group clinics.

Gifts made at the event will help support an expansion of the Integrative Health Program at Lakeview, by increasing the availability of the music and massage therapies to patients. In health care, music and massage therapy is the clinical and evidence-based application of music and massage interventions to help reduce patients' pain, stress, anxiety and depression.

“We hear almost daily how our integrative therapies help improve patients’ mood, which can help put them in a better state of mind for their medical treatment,” said Paul Erickson, Executive Director of Lakeview Health Foundation. “We are grateful that the community sees the same value in these therapies and the support will enable us to make them available to more patients.”

Attendees enjoyed a program focused on Integrative Health emceed by Ted Wegleitner, Lakeview President and CEO.
Committee member, Sharon Bachman, with the Labrador retriever puppy auctioned at the event.