Wellmont Health System offers expert treatment from many of our
region’s top physicians, nurses and caregivers. Their roles involve
curing diseases using some of the most modern methods available. They
have a desire to cure, and they are among the best at what they do.
Wellmont’s Healing Environment introduces Shepherds, specially trained and
empowered caregivers who exhibit a passion for helping patients heal –
physically, mentally and spiritually. These Shepherds are dedicated to
creating healing spaces around us, healing attitudes within us and
healing relationships between us.
The Healing Environment focuses as much energy on healing patients as
it does on curing diseases. In a Healing Environment, patients are the
focal points. Decisions are made and actions are taken with our patients
first and foremost in mind.
The Healing Environment is not a new concept. Its principles are rooted in the basic concepts of medicine
and in the idea that we are each capable of being a Good Samaritan. At
times, that may involve the simple offering of a kind word or a
compassionate heart. And the Healing Environment acknowledges that
sometimes, when that is all we have to give, it is also what is most
The Healing Environment is more than a program or a set
of guidelines for care. It is a concept that takes care to another level
and a set of principles that promotes true healing. It is the right
thing to do for our patients.
The Healing Environment symbol represents the Good Samaritan and shepherding abilities we all embody.
Wellmont employees who wear a pin with this symbol are actively involved and serve as Shepherds for the Healing Environment.
No good deed should go unnoticed – and that’s certainly the case for Barbara Caruso, vice president of the Mountain View Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.
Your gift to the Healing Environment helps us improve the healing experience for our patients, physically, mentally and spiritually.
There's more to healing than just good
medicine. With our Healing Environment philosophy, we know that people who feel
better – mind, body and spirit – also heal better. The stories below are a reminder that a warm smile, kind word or shoulder
to lean on can be just as impactful to a patient’s overall wellness as any drug
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