The Wholeness Institute has been established to represent the long history of whole person care at Loma Linda University Health. LLUH has been a leader in health and wellness for over 100 years, dedicated to wholeness through our many clinical services, academic programs, and community outreach efforts. Established as a sanitarium in 1905, LLUH has a long history of providing mission services specifically in the area of health, prevention, and whole person care.
Former LLUH president Dr. Lyn Behrens suggested the creation of a Lifestyle Medicine Institute to celebrate the organization's lifestyle-related roots. Through the leadership of her successor, Dr. Richard Hart, the concept of a Lifestyle Medicine Institute evolved into the development of a Wholeness Institute to encompass Dr. Behrens’ dream and broaden the institute’s focus areas.
With this history, we would like to continue our ministry by establishing a Wholeness Institute to represent our founding lifestyle principles.
The Wholeness Institute is dedicated to:
- Preserving the foundation of LLUH’s faith-based health message
- Applying evidence-based practices to all interventions and programs
- Honoring every individual’s personal wholeness journey