Integrative Healthcare Staff
Mission's Integrative Healthcare staff is committed to providing our patients with a healing, therapeutic experience. Our physician and nurses are trained in both medical and holistic/complementary therapies. We are committed to high quality, family-centered care that makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches. Our administrative staff provides patients and practitioners with the support they need to ensure each patient feels heard and cared for during their stay at Mission Hospital
Lourdes Lorenz, MSN-IH, RN, AHN-BC, NEA-BC, HTPa
Lourdes Lorenz is the Director of Integrative Healthcare at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. She has been an RN for 30 years with extensive experience in critical care. Ms. Lorenz is currently working towards her doctorate in Healthcare Administration. She is board certified as an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Advanced Nurse Executive, and is a Healing Touch apprentice. Lourdes oversees the inpatient, community outreach, and research developed by the Integrative Healthcare Department. She is a well-known nursing educator who receives rave reviews for her promotion of holistic nursing and evidence-based complementary modalities. Lourdes has provided presentations at the national meeting for the American Holistic Nurses Association and at the Healing Touch Program worldwide program. She was published in 2009 in the Journal of Emergency Nursing. Ms. Lorenz serves as a member of the Health Advisory Council for the Institute of Emerging Issues, a public policy institution in Raleigh, NC, and on several non-profit community boards. In September 2011 she was appointed to represent the AHNA at the American Nurses Association Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics. She recently was appointed by the AHNA Leadership Council as the Membership and Network Coordinator.
Danna Park, MD, FAAP
Dr. Park specializes in Integrative Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona and is a graduate of the University's Residential Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, one of the first and oldest clinical integrative medicine fellowships offered in the United States. She has particular interests in vitamins and supplements, guided imagery and hypnosis and wellness for healthcare providers. In addition, she has authored chapters on wellness for healthcare providers as well as on integrative approaches for vascular disease and gastrointestinal disorders.Dr. Park received her M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.
Denise Anthes, RN, BSN, MBA, HN-BC, HTCP/I
Denise has practiced holistic nursing for 35 years and is board certified as a Holistic Nurse. She also holds national certifications as a Healing Touch practitioner and Instructor. As a speaker and practitioner Denise balances the art, or heart, and the science, or research, of high quality holisitic nursing. She serves as a regional and national speaker on various topics related to energy therapies, holisitic nursing, integrative healthcare and Healing Touch. She has been a nursing educator, served on MAHEC's Regional Advisory Board for Health Care Disparity and currently serves on the Research Advisory Council for Healing Touch program. Denise enjoys ballroom dancing, gardening and spending time in nature, and her motto in life and nursing is to "start with the heart."
Cindy Barkei, RN, BSN, HN-BC, HTCP
Holistic Nurse Specialist
Cindy has been a practicing nurse for more than 35 years. She has always believed in the holistic approach for her patients. She has been in a variety of positions, from bedside nursing to management. As a Holistic Nurse Specialist, she assists patients with their healing journey by offering therapies that promote self healing. Since she believes strongly in self care for everyone, she loves nature treks and quilting.
Pet Therapy Coordinator
Pam, a North Carolina native, has been registered as a Delta Society Pet Partner since 1999 and founded the Pet Therapy program at Mission Hospital the same year. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Appalachian State University. Before joining the Integrative Healthcare program, she worked in the Mission Hospital Medical Staff and Legal Departments. She is currently the human companion to a blind Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen therapy dog named Chessie.
Nancy joined the Integrative Healthcare Department in August 2008. She is an Asheville native and has been employed with Mission for 22 years. Before the merger of Memorial Mission and St. Joseph's Hospitals, Nancy worked for 14 years as Office Manager in St. Joseph's Education Department. She spent the next 8 years as a Human Resources Tech II. In 1985, Nancy received a degree in Data Processing from Anchorage Community College and in 2001 she received an Associate in Applied Science in Human Services from Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College. Nancy has also completed Healing Touch Level 3.