St. Luke’s Hospital named to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Published 12:05 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2023

St. Luke’s Hospital was recently invited to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) National Health Systems Council and is the first independent critical access hospital in the nation to be invited. The National Health Systems Council is a group of health system leaders, advocates, and financial supporters who are interested in advancing lifestyle as medicine as a means for improving patient care, reducing chronic conditions and preventing future disease. 

Lifestyle Medicine focuses on six pillars for long-lasting positive health outcomes, including healthful eating, regular physical activity, meaningful relationships, managing stress, quality sleep and avoidance of risky substances/habits. 

St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Program Manager, Katheryn Lowrie, LCSW, represents St. Luke’s Hospital on the National Health Systems Council and is committed to implementing these six strategies into St. Luke’s Mental Health & Wellness and across patient care platforms at St. Luke’s Hospital. To learn more about St. Luke’s Mental Health & Wellness, call (828) 749-0149.

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St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus has been committed to high-quality care and service excellence for nearly a century. Today, it is a critical access, inpatient, and outpatient hospital system that includes several ambulatory care clinics. To learn more, visit


Submitted by Dean Graves