The Healing Sanctuary holds ribbon cutting


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IDAHO FALLS — It’s official: the old Idaho Falls Mormon 3rd Ward Building is now a medical clinic.

Dozens of people gathered Thursday afternoon at the 90-year-old structure as The Healing Sanctuary and Greater Idaho Falls Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Dr. Jeffrey Baker recently completed restoration on the historic chapel into a functional and integrative medicine clinic. The Healing Sanctuary primarily focuses on women’s healthcare as well as the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic disease.

Baker is a Board Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist and is Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona. He has served patients throughout southeast Idaho for over 26 years.

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“Restoring an Idaho Falls landmark seemed like the perfect place to springboard this new line of patient care services. We needed a space that embodied the whole-person, mind and body aspects of the philosophy of medicine Dr. Baker practices,” Stephen Loosli, Chief Executive Officer said in a news release.

The Healing Sanctuary offers a collaborative approach between traditional medicine and integrative medicine allowing patients the opportunity to benefit from a more comprehensive, individualized care plan. The Healing Sanctuary also provides unique opportunities for clinical research trials and other research efforts new to the community. The building will serve as a community center, conference space, medical spa and reception venue.

A public open house will be held Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.