Breast cancer patients at Putnam Hospital Center now have an opportunity to be treated holistically with the opening in late October of the medical center’s Integrative Health suite.
The complimentary program provides alternative therapies to patients as they undergo surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The hospital has contracted with Liberation Yoga of Mahopac to bring an array of services including yoga classes, massage therapy, Reiki, reflexology and meditation.
These offerings are meant to aid in a patient’s healing, relieving the stress, pain and anxiety that often comes with a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatments. “This new program enables us to provide whole mind and body care to the patients that need it the most,” says Maureen Pace, Putnam Hospital Center’s director of clinical services.
The Integrative Health program is located on the hospital campus in suite 114. The suite has a yoga studio and two rooms for therapeutic services. Nutritional counseling and lymphedema treatments are also housed in the suite.
The opening of Integrative Health comes on the heels of the hospital’s accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons and only granted to centers committed to providing the highest level of quality breast care to its patients.
Radiology at Putnam Hospital Center also now provides patients with 3-D mammography, a more accurate breast screening technology.
To learn more about the Integrative Health program, please call (845) 628-0007.