WHITTIER, Calif., Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Goodrich Deane (Richard and Joanne Goodrich and Douglas Deane) family has pledged $1.7 million to Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU), demonstrating a deep commitment to the university's future and to a continued vision of excellence and leadership in educating competent and caring integrative practitioners in an evidence-based and interprofessional environment.
The donation, which honors the legacy of SCU Alumnae, Dr. Dana Goodrich Deane, (DC, 1992)—has two significant outcomes:
- The Dana Goodrich Deane Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $15,000 per year for two years will be awarded to two chiropractic students in their 4th term who have demonstrated a strong interest in integrative health.
- The Dana Goodrich Deane Impact Society - Members are devoted to redefining healthcare delivery and education by providing core funding support for the most important needs of the university.
Dr. Goodrich Deane, DC was an integrative health practitioner ahead of her time. Like SCU, she envisioned a patient-centered practice that focused on whole person health and active referrals across all health care disciplines. She was described by her clients as deeply caring, thorough, and thoughtful. She was passionate about addressing the root cause of a health issue, which led her to weave nutrition and mind-body stress reduction techniques into her practice. She was also dedicated to excellence, life-long learning, and mastered her craft. She built her practice on compassion, building long-term partnerships with empowered clients to co-create health.
"We wanted to honor Dana, but it was more than that," says Goodrich Deane family spokesperson, Michael Goodrich. "We want to help create more practitioners like her because the world needs them. Our expectations coming to campus were high and you have exceeded them. We were blown away and are confident that SCU will be the integrative health university to change healthcare."
About Southern California University of Health Sciences:
Founded in 1911, Southern California University of Health Sciences is located on a 25-acre campus in Whittier, California. SCU, one of the nation's leading universities for integrative health, recently launched the first interprofessional, integrative Masters in Physician Assistant program of its kind. SCU is comprised of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC), College of Eastern Medicine, and College of Science and Integrative Health. A pioneer in interprofessional, integrative health education, SCU offers full-time programs leading students to successful and significant careers in patient care. For over a century, SCU faculty has drawn upon their experience and their passion for teaching to educate practitioners who are transforming the face of healthcare around the world. For more information on SCU, please visit: http://www.scuhs.edu.
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SOURCE Southern California University of Health Sciences