The Institute for Health & Healing is one of the leading integrative medicine centers in the country. It was created to support healing and healthier ways of living, both for individuals and communities. The Institute was founded in 1994 by joining three long-standing programs at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. California Pacific Medical Center is the largest private, not-for-profit medical center in California and a Sutter Health affiliate. It is a tertiary referral center, providing access to advanced medical care with a patient-centered focus.
Leading a National Trend
Hospitals all over the country are adding integrative health services to their programs, and the Institute is at the forefront of this emerging field. The first integrative medicine clinic certified by the State of California, the Institute for Health & Healing is staffed with board–certified, Western-trained physicians and expert clinicians who are specially trained in integrative practices. The Institute was named the top hospital-based holistic health center on the West Coast and was recognized as a national leader in integrative medicine by Natural Health magazine—with the result that California Pacific Medical Center was designated “America’s Healthiest Hospital.” We serve more than 70,000 patients a year through our comprehensive care, education, and research programs. Our programs are funded in part by donations from the community.