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Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine campus extension

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) broke ground Jan. 8 on a new 47KSF mixed-use building. The $9.5M campus expansion supports the college’s record enrollment numbers, growing patient volume in the medical center and plans to add new degree programs and community classes to match the growing interest in naturopathic medicine. The campus expansion will provide space for a larger library, more group and individual study spaces, a café, exercise space and updated classrooms to support lecture and team-based learning. Additionally, SCNM will explore new frontiers in naturopathic medicine with an integrative regenerative healing center for the treatment of pain and a demonstration kitchen for patient and community education.

Developer: Axis Developments Inc.
General contractor: Axis Developments Inc.
Architect: Cawley Architects
Location: 2140 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe
Size: 47K SF
Value: $9.5M
Start/Completion: January to fall 2014
Subcontractors: Sharp Creek, Suntec, Re-Create Companies, Bell Steel, Desert
Ridge Glass, Pinnacle Plumbing, Alliance Fire Protection, TCK AC and Heating,
Phoenix Commercial Electric

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.

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.

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.

Naturopathic Medicine - Scottsdale Living July-August 2011

More People Turn To Naturopathic Medicine, Homeopathy To Relieve Ailments

More people are turning to naturopathic medicine and homeopathy to relieve ailments

Some may be skeptical that plant- and mineral-based remedies can relieve the symptoms of headaches, ADHD and everything in between.

But for a 9-year-old girl who developed insomnia and permanent blinking ticks due to taking Ritalin for just one week, homeopathic treatment helped dramatically when conventional medicine and treatment had failed.

Her ADHD symptoms were reduced by 75 percent, and her ticks are almost gone after just two months of treatment via homeopathic remedies.

Homeopathy takes a holistic, non-toxic, natural approach to increasing health and wellness, whether you’re looking to cure the flu, relieve a headache or cure an ear infection.

The remedies’ main ingredients are comprised of plants and minerals, and they’re FDA approved — homeopathic medicine being the only system of natural medicine regulated by the FDA.

The remedies are so safe women can treat severe nausea during their pregnancies without having to worry because of the natural ingredients.

Women can also treat PMS, menopause and other menstrual irregularities.

Homeopathy takes a “like-cures-, like” approach. This means that what a medicine can cause in a healthy person, it can cure in someone who’s sick.

Jamie Oskins, a naturopathic physician at the Arizona Natural Health Center, explains it further by using red onions as an example.

“We’ve all cut an onion and got the burning eyes or the burning nasal discharge,” Oskins says. “If somebody has symptoms that match the red onion, there’s a homeopathic remedy to treat things like hay fever or the common cold with the same symptoms.”

This natural form of medicine helps stimulate the body so it can heal.

“Sometimes your body gets off track, and homeopathy stimulates your body to get back on course,” Oskins says. Homeopathic treatment also is individualized to each patient’s symptoms, with a level of detail somewhat irrelevant to a conventional doctor, Oskins says.

Homeopathy is a type of treatment, under naturopathic medicine, that concentrates on healing and treating a patient’s entire being.

“Naturopathic physicians really treat the root cause of the problem and not just the symptoms,” says Marianne Marchese, naturopathic physician and adjunct clinical faculty at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe. “Instead of just giving them a drug or herb for the headache, I actually figure out why they are having headaches.”

While homeopathy is the most common alternative medicine used in the world, according to Oskins, interest and awareness in naturopathic medicine and homeopathic treatment has increased. In fact, it has trended over the past four years in the Valley and business has doubled, according to Marchese.

“People are definitely looking for alternative and conventional medicine instead of just drugs,” Marchese says. “For example, people are really looking to increase their knowledge to improve their health on their own, or they look for natural medicines instead of medication to treat or prevent their own conditions.”

For more information about homeopathy, visit www.aznaturalhealth.com or call (480) 456-0402. If you’d like more information about naturopathic medicine, call the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine at (480) 970-0000.

 

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, AZRE July/August 2010

Medical: Southwest College Of Naturopathic Medicine


SOUTHWEST COLLEGE OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE

Developer: Southwest College
General contractor: Kitchell Contractors
Architect: [merz]project
Location:
2164 E. Broadway, Tempe
Size: 15,000 SF

The $1.9M medical campus renovation began construction in April and finishes in November. The project will transform part of the 25-year-old corporate office complex into a medical haven. Phase I includes a 40,000 SF renovation with 6 classrooms, retail pharmacy and community outreach clinic.

AZRE July/August 2010