Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2011

D.J.R., RRT, RM.Co-Chairman, Integrative Therapies, Cleveland Clinic Healing Services Team

"Under the direction of Dr. Toby Cosgrove, a true visionary and President/CEO of The Cleveland Clinic-a $5 billion healthcare system, the Clinic became the first major academic medical center to make patient experience a strategic goal, and the first major healthcare system to appoint a Chief Experience Officer. We initially began by using essential oils on our medical/surgical floor. We encouraged and gave financial assistance to the charge nurse to become a certified aromatherapist. In order to insure consistent quality, we use Young Living Oils exclusively. Most of the oils are used need, (undiluted), and others are diluted with extra virgin olive oil depending on each situation. We also diffuse Young Living Essential Oils at nursing stations, in our PACU, physician's lounges, and in some offices. We regularly treat gout, neuropathy, carpel tunnel, sinusitis, headaches, abdominal pain, kidney stone pain, neuralgia, tennis elbow, arthritis, back pain, leg cramps, post-op hip and knee pain and whatever else comes our way. Each patient's need, including which Young Living Essential Oils were used, is documented in our electronic charting so we can track their outcomes. We always have a good stock of Young Living lavender, peppermint, Peace and Calming, lemongrass, Thieves and plenty of single oils to make blends for gout.

We have great expectations for the future of our aromatherapy program and hope to train enough folks to cover our Cancer Care Center and Pain Clinic, and look forward to the day we can do clinical studies on arthritis, post-op nausea, and hypertension. We would never even entertain the idea of using any other essential oil in our hospital. Young Living Essential Oils not only provide us with the level of quality we expect, but they are always consistent in their formulation so we are assured of the best possible outcomes for our patients."

OVER 50 Hospitals in US Now Using Young Living's Essential Oils (Exclusively)

  • Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Aurora Healthcare System, Foxpoint WI
  • Banner Health, Mesa AZ
  • Benedictine Hosptial, NY
  • Beth Israel Complementary Care Center, NY, NY
  • Children's Healthcare, Roseville, MN
  • The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY NY
  • Elk Regional Health Hospital, PA
  • Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, AK
  • Florida Hospital Medical Center, Orlando, FL
  • Goshen General Hospital, Goshen, IN
  • Heather Hill Hospital, Chardon, OH
  • Ingham Regional Medical Center, Landing, MI
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Oakland, CA
  • Manilaq Hospital, Kotzebue, AK
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY
  • Mercy Holistic Health, Cincinnati, OH
  • Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg, PA
  • St. Barnabas Healthcare System, Toms River, NJ
  • St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT
  • St. John's Riverside Medical Center, Yonkers, NY
  • St. Luke's Medical Center, New Bedford, MA
  • Sentara Healthcare, Wilmington, DE
  • The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
  • University of Michigan Hosptial, MI
  • Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

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