Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC Honored in San Diego for Integrative Medicine Leadership with Lights of LightBridge, Announced by Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc.

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For her leadership in inspiring the development of Integrative Medicine therapies into LightBridge Hospice programs, internationally-renowned Integrative Cardiologist Dr. Mimi Guarneri will be honored with the Lights of LightBridge Award on May 6, 2016, in Old Poway Park, CA. Her influence in shaping the evolving US Healthcare paradigm has come from her creation of interprofessional collaborations and evidence-based integrative medicine research and education in health care systems and organizations, as well as from her position as a founder and president of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM).

Dr. Mimi Guarneri's focus to educate and advance integrative health and medicine into mainstream healthcare and academic institutions is the core of her national and global work with organizations, healthcare systems and private providers.

Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM, will be honored with the Lights of LightBridge Award on May 6, 2016, in Old Poway Park from 6:30 – 8 PM for her leadership in inspiring the development of Integrative Medicine therapies into LightBridge Hospice programs. Internationally-renowned, Dr. Guarneri is president of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) and founder of Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. at Pacific Pearl La Jolla, San Diego, CA.

“LightBridge should be honored,” said Dr. Guarneri. “They provide exceptional programs in San Diego bringing Integrative Therapies to hospice patients to alleviate pain and suffering.”

The LightBridge Integrative Therapy program includes Healing Touch©, aromatherapy, pet therapy and music therapy that is customized for hospice patients to ease anxiety, diminish pain and enhance sleep, among other benefits.

“A true visionary in integrative therapies and cardiology, Dr. Guarneri is most deserving of this award,” said Jill Mendlen, Chairman of the LightBridge Hospice Community Foundation. “As part of LightBridge’s steadfast commitment to excellence, the clinical leadership team attended Dr. Guarneri’s program on Integrative Medicine. As a result, Dr. Guarneri’s program has become the cornerstone of our Integrative Therapies, which are funded by our Foundation."

Dr. Guarneri is a highly sought-after presenter and collaborator who is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, nuclear medicine and integrative holistic medicine. Her focus to educate and advance integrative health and medicine into mainstream healthcare and academic institutions is the core of her national and global work with organizations, healthcare systems and private providers.

Dr. Guarneri's leadership has elevated the visibility of the San Diego region to the forefront of the evolving US healthcare paradigm by cultivating interprofessional collaborations, education and research for Integrative Medicine. She founded and was medical director of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in San Diego for 15 years. In 2014, she founded Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. at Pacific Pearl La Jolla, CA, where she is medical director and practices Integrative Cardiology. She helped create and continues to guide several national Integrative Medicine-based conferences in San Diego that draw thousands of healthcare providers from across the US and globally. These conferences include the Natural Supplements Conference, Integrative & Holistic Nursing Conference and AIHM Annual Conference.

In addition to co-founding and leading the AIHM, Dr. Guarneri is the past president of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) and serves as senior advisor to the Atlantic Health System for the Chambers Center for Well Being and Integrative Medicine. She currently serves on the founding board of the American Board Physician Specialties in Integrative Medicine, and is a clinical associate professor at University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

The Lights of LightBridge event is hosted by the LightBridge Hospice Community Foundation. All proceeds benefit the foundation, a non-profit organization that funds programs that provide therapeutic non-medical interventions for hospice patients and their loved ones. For event information and tickets, call 858-458-2992 or email abby(at)lbhcf(dot)org.

About Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. and Pacific Pearl La Jolla:
Pacific Pearl La Jolla is an integrative health and wellness center in La Jolla, California, providing patient care through Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc., along with consulting services, a wellness shop and providing education and research supported by a fully-equipped video studio and learning center for lectures, classes, webinars, conferences and events. Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM leads a team of experts in conventional, natural and integrative medicine, where cutting-edge conventional medicine combines with the best of global healing traditions, and patient care is personalized, preventive and proactive. Website: http://www.pacificpearllajolla.com

For more information:
Jeannette Bondurant, PR Coordinator, Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. 858-459-6919
https://www.facebook.com/PacificPearlLaJolla/
LightBridge Hospice Community Foundation: http://lbhcf.org/
AIHM: https://www.aihm.org/

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