"What happens to the body is not inconsequential to the spiritual life. Once you feel that the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical are all integrally connected, then you realize that optimum health has spiritual, emotional and mental benefits as well. You can do so much better."
Richard Rice, Professor of Religion, LomaLindaUniversity
"A doctor can move all the way from body to mind to spirit. What it does in the experience of the patient is that if he engages the body - deals with the physical issues – he’s appreciated. If he engages the mind and helps people understand what they're doing and understand the disease, he’s admired. If he engages the spirit and works on the relational level and emotionally connects with the patient, he’s adored."
Des Cummings, President, Florida Hospital Foundation
"The environment in which a patient is housed - is admitted to - has an impact on the healing process. Again we see that mind-and-body-and-spirit combination. The evidence is that the environment in which a patient is cared for makes a difference in terms of the recovery, the effectiveness of the treatment."
Frank Perez, CEO, Kettering Health Network
"As a society we've been through a century of explosive economic and intellectual growth. And toward the end of that century we became a consumer culture. And I think were feeling a little empty about that right now. Sociologically, we are thinking that most things we assumed to be true from a consumer, and capitalistic mindset might not be as fulfilling and true as we once thought. Having all these things is leaving us empty. Even the magic and the intrigue of the healthcare growth of the 20th century - going from an antibiotic as a being a breakthrough earlier in the century to what we have now in the way of pharmacology drugs, we still get sick and die of cancer. What's going on with that? There's something more to it. While we might be extending life, what's in life is now part of what people are trying to understand. I think that's why we're open to mind body and spirit."