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Southwest Naturopathic campus has grand opening

LGE Design Build has completed construction on a 47,863-square-foot, two-story $9.5 million building for the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe.

Called the Community Commons, the building offers state-of-the-art classrooms with study areas, exercise spaces and a library expansion four times larger than the previous space. The Community Commons’ 6,100-square-foot regenerative pain clinic and rehabilitation center will enable the college to pioneer an interdisciplinary approach. For the public, the building houses an organic café, teaching kitchen, yoga studio and a natural medicine dispensary.

SCNM Interior 635 HDR no logoThe campus addition supports SCNM’s record-enrollment numbers, growing patient volume in the medical center and future plans to add new degree programs and community classes. In July, SCNM graduated its largest class of naturopathic physicians in the college’s 21-year history.

“Once in a generation the chance comes along to transform a college,” said Dr. Paul Mittman, president and CEO of SCNM. “Rarely can this happen by adding a single building, but that’s exactly what has happened with the addition of the SCNM Community Commons. The Commons is reshaping the SCNM experience by bringing a fully-realized naturopathic lifestyle to students, patients, staff and visitors.”

SCNM Interior 467 HDR no logo“LGE worked closely with SCNM to create a beautiful building that will stand the test of time and enable SCNM to expand its reach into the community,” said David Sellers, president of LGE Design Build.

SCNM is seeking LEED Platinum certification. Parking canopies include photovoltaic solar panels.

Cawley Architects of Phoenix designed the building. Pacific 33, a California-based design firm focusing on healthcare, designed the interior with references to nature and naturopathic medicine. One World Development of Calgary, Alberta, served as the developer.

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Maracle Named SCNM’s Director of Development

Samantha Maracle, CFRE, brings more than 20 years experience in nonprofit fundraising management to her new position as Director of Development at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Most recently, Maracle handled responsibilities as a Development Analyst with the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation.  Previously, she was Arizona Director of Development at the Devereaux Foundation.  Her experience also includes responsibilities as Vice President of Marketing and Development for Junior Achievement and as President of Performance Diagnostics, a consulting firm providing organizational assessment, development and program expertise to nonprofit agencies and businesses.

In addition to her designation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Maracle holds a Bachelor of Science degree with specialties in plant physiology, mycology (the study of fungi) and biochemistry from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

“Samantha brings an incredible depth of knowledge and strategic development experience to SCNM that will be invaluable as the college continues its rapid growth,” said SCNM President Dr. Paul Mittman.  “Her diverse core competencies in all areas of nonprofit development include a strong history of success in the corporate, nonprofit and private sectors as well as an understanding of scientific principles that are the foundation of naturopathic medicine.  She brings tremendous value to the SCNM management team.”

For information about SCNM, visit www.scnm.edu.

Samantha Maracle

Maracle Named SCNM's Director of Development

Samantha Maracle, CFRE, brings more than 20 years experience in nonprofit fundraising management to her new position as Director of Development at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Most recently, Maracle handled responsibilities as a Development Analyst with the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation.  Previously, she was Arizona Director of Development at the Devereaux Foundation.  Her experience also includes responsibilities as Vice President of Marketing and Development for Junior Achievement and as President of Performance Diagnostics, a consulting firm providing organizational assessment, development and program expertise to nonprofit agencies and businesses.

In addition to her designation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Maracle holds a Bachelor of Science degree with specialties in plant physiology, mycology (the study of fungi) and biochemistry from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

“Samantha brings an incredible depth of knowledge and strategic development experience to SCNM that will be invaluable as the college continues its rapid growth,” said SCNM President Dr. Paul Mittman.  “Her diverse core competencies in all areas of nonprofit development include a strong history of success in the corporate, nonprofit and private sectors as well as an understanding of scientific principles that are the foundation of naturopathic medicine.  She brings tremendous value to the SCNM management team.”

For information about SCNM, visit www.scnm.edu.

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SCNM sets enrollment record

A record number of students have enrolled for the Fall 2012 starting class at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences (SCNM), continuing a consistent growth trend showing a 60 percent increase since 2008.

Nearly new 100 students have been accepted into the medical college’s four-year naturopathic physician degree program, which begins Oct. 1 at 2140 E. Broadway Rd. in Tempe, bringing the total number of students to 412.  Students accepted into the program must have previously earned a bachelor’s degree and completed science, English and humanities prerequisite coursework.

“During the past five years, there has been a steady increase in interest in naturopathic medicine and careers as naturopathic physicians,” said Melissa Winquist, SCNM Vice President of Student Affairs.  “We receive more than 8,000 inquiries a year into our program.  Students graduating from SCNM are the highest-trained experts in natural medicine.”

In 2008, 60 students were accepted into the fall class.  The next year, the number increased to 70, to 81 in 2010, 86 in 2009 and 97 this year.   Students this fall represent 27 states and Canada, where eight students live.  There are 26 students from Arizona.

Winquist said students spend the first two years studying basic sciences complemented by clinical observations.  Students begin seeing patients in their third and fourth years.  One-year post-graduate residencies provide hands-on practical experience.

SCNM, one of only five naturopathic colleges in the nation, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2013.

The college’s faculty includes naturopathic physicians, medical doctors, osteopaths, PhDs, and acupuncturists who teach in disciplines that include physical medicine, homeopathy, botanical medicine, mind-body medicine and environmental medicine.

“We train physicians by combining the best of conventional and alternative therapies with an emphasis on prevention,” said SCNM President and CEO Paul Mittman, ND, EdD.  “Our integrated curriculum exposes students to a diversity of medical knowledge, clinical applications, lab work and patient care that concentrates on whole-patient wellness to find the underlying causes of a patient’s condition rather than focusing strictly on symptomatic treatment.”

The college holds two open houses each year, called Discovery Days, when individuals interested in attending SCNM can learn more about the programs and the public can learn more about naturopathic medicine. Doctors will discuss natural options for pain management, fatigue, thyroid issues and digestion, among other subjects, and free activities include blood pressure checks, herb tea and green protein drink tastings, pulse ear acupuncture and chair massages.

The next Discovery Day is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 on the campus in Tempe.

For information, visit www.scnm.edu.

Owens named director of clinical operations at SCNM

Owen Owens, Ph.D., brings extensive experience on the business side of healthcare to his new position as Director of Clinical Operations for the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Medical Center.

Owens, the owner and co-founder of the consulting firm Unbound Spirit, LLC., led the market entry of Sovereign Healthcare in Scottsdale, establishing and providing management services at four startup outpatient surgery centers with up to 140 medical professionals and staff at each location.  Owens served as Director of Operations from 2005 to 2007 and was Vice President, Operations from 2007 through 2011.

Previously, Owens was director of business development for the Medical Management Resource Group at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center.

He earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Systems with a focus on healthcare, leadership and change management from Saybrook University in San Francisco and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management at the University of Phoenix.  His Ph.D. dissertation was titled “Satisfaction and How It Applies to Modern Healthcare.”

Owens currently serves on the boards of directors of the North Valley Surgery Center, the Biltmore Surgical Center and the Paramount Surgery Center.  He also maintains memberships in the Medical Group Management Association, the International Coach Federation and the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

For more information about the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and the SCNM Medical Center, visit www.scnm.edu.