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Planetree

 

 

 

 

Complementary Therapies Expand the Choices Offered to Patients

 


Studies show that relaxation and comfort are conducive to healing. All of our patients are able to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy, deep tissue massage and Reiki provided by licensed practitioners or care givers.

 

 

The Paws & Reflect Therapy Dogs International, Inc., part of the Volunteer Department at the hospital, make regular visits to patients.

  PLANETREE PHILOSOPHY

"...the ideal hospital would combine the best of spas with the best of hotels and the best of hospitals to become a truly healing environment, where just being there is healing."

~ Angelica Thieriot, Planetree Founder

Alliance Community Hospital joins some of the most progressive healthcare facilities as an affiliate of Planetree, an internationally-recognized, non-profit organization that advocates patient-centered care and integrates complementary therapies with today's highly technical medical expertise to give patients the best possible healing environment.

Planetree founder Angelica Thieriot envisioned a new type of hospital, where patients could be active participants in their own care and experience support and healing on many levels.

Planetree has several core components. Here is a sampling of them and an explanation of how Alliance Community Hospital is putting each one into practice.

Human Interaction
Alliance Community Hospital's philosophy of patient care is treating patients as our guests. Whether it's providing a complementary service or holding a patient's hand, our dedicated caregivers reach out to each individual over the course of their stay at ACH.

Information & Education
Patient input is important at Alliance Community Hospital. Our patients are encouraged to ask questions about the direction of their care and also, to offer feedback.

Loved Ones, Friends & Social Support
The new Alliance Community Hospital is designed with comfort areas for relaxation and open kitchen areas on each floor, where loved ones can prepare a favorite meal for a patient. The hospital has a 24-hour visitation policy, and sleeper sofas are located in all patient rooms, which accommodate guests comfortably.

Spirituality: The Importance of Inner Resources
In addition to an on-site interdenominational chapel, the hospital offers a prayer partner program for patients who wish to have someone pray with them. A chaplain is also available at any time upon request.

The Importance of the Human Touch
Patients who are waiting to have a procedure or experiencing pain or discomfort can be put at ease with the "M" technique, a gentle massage performed by licensed practitioners at the hospital.

Healing Arts: Nutrition for the Soul
Alliance Community Hospital offers a variety of speakers, support groups, classes and events to raise health awareness in the community.

Architectural and Interior Design that is Conducive to Health and Healing
Following the Planetree model of care, the new Alliance Community Hospital offers private rooms with hotel-like amenities, computer access and hookup, cable television and a private bathroom. Hallways are carpeted to reduce noise.

The Importance of Both the Nutritional and Nurturing Aspects of Food
The Nutritional Services Department offers a "room service" option, allowing patients to order food at any time - day or night. Patients can enjoy fresh-baked bread and cookies, prepared by volunteers, and the baking provides aromatherapy benefits as well.

Visit the Planetree Organization website »

ACH Auxiliary Awards Scholarships

June 4, 2014

The Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded three area seniors the Dr. James J. Thomas Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship is awarded annually to three recipients who are interested in entering the medical field.

Shape up your Sinuses

April 16, 2014

Dr. David Kanagy, an otolaryngologist with the Alliance Community Medical Foundation, is offering sinus sufferers some relief using an in-office balloon sinuplasty procedure. In the last year, Kanagy became one of the only doctors in a six-county area to begin doing the procedure in the office under local anesthesia, which means no sedation, no IV, no gowns, and no visit to the hospital's surgical department.

ACH enters agreement with Foundation Radiology Group

April 9, 2014

To provide a consistently high level of care delivery, Foundation Radiology Group and Alliance Community Hospital have entered into a partnership to provide diagnostic imaging services to patients and physicians in Alliance and surrounding areas. Foundation Radiology brings the expertise of a large, highly skilled team of imaging experts to community hospitals across the area. By partnering with Foundation, these hospitals are able to rapidly expand the capabilities of their imaging team in order to keep their patients local.

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