“As our community’s local health system, we have a personal commitment to the family, friends and neighbors we serve.  We have seen troubling trends in our Emergency Room, on our hospital floor and in our physician offices that compelled us to look at things differently.  For too long, the health care industry has focused on treating disease and illness instead of preventing it.  This has created a costly and unsustainable situation for communities across the country. Mindfulness puts the focus where it belongs, on prevention. Moreover, it puts control back in the hands of the patient.  That combination is a powerful tool in fighting chronic disease, as well as fostering healing and longevity. NOCHS and our physicians are proud to bring this science to the forefront through practices that integrate physical and emotional health.” – North Ottawa Community Health System