Lori Knutson, RN: Helping Build an Integrative Healthcare Model For Our Nation

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Lori Knutson, RN, BSN, HN-BC, is the Executive Director of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and holds the Brenden Leadership Chair in Integrative Medicine. She has developed the largest hospital-based integrative care program in the U.S. that includes: inpatient programs and services; an outpatient clinic; an integrative fitness center; and, research center. Lori also co-owns and operates Healing Alchemy, an integrative healthcare consulting business. She is a contributing author to the book Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice. In 2006 Lori was honored as the Holistic Nurse of the Year by the American Holistic Nursing Association.

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Natural Medicine Journal is an electronic peer-reviewed journal and open access website dedicated to the field of integrative medicine.