Lourdes Lorenz RN, NEA-BC, MSN-IH, AHN- BC,  HTPa
North Carolina

Lourdes Lorenz is the current Director of Integrative Health at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. My current responsibilities include Coordinating and developing Integrative Healthcare program and department in partnership with administration, physician leadership, hospital project personnel, and other interested parties.Oversees the financial management for the Integrative Healthcare department managing operational budget for program development. Establishes department  goals that support organization’s strategic plan.Directs departmental operations to ensure area meets or exceeds the expectations of customers by maintaining and monitoring department quality standards. Administers daily operations to ensure processes are efficient and effective in meeting department/service line goals and objectives.  Improves and maintains nursing staff for cultural competence by developing and planning activities in conjunction with the hospital’s mission, vision and values. Provides departmental leadership through people who have a direct impact on the department’s/service line’s area of responsibility.

Leadership roles include;

AHNA- Membership and Network Coordinator 2012 to Present

ANA - Council for Nursing Practice and Economics 2011 to Present

Western North Carolina Nurses Association (Treasurer from 2011-Present)2011 to Present

Institute of Emerging Issues (Health Advisory Member for Public Policy Institution) 2009 to Present

HUB project of Asheville HUB, Integrative Healthcare Task Force Chair 2007 to present

Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement  (Vice Chair from 2010-2011) 2008 to 2011
---Served as Vice-Chairman

YWCA Executive Board Member (Treasurer from 2007-2009) 2006 to 2011
Blue Ridge Holistic Nurses Network, Servant Leader 2009 to 2011


Degree: PhD- Currently working towards
Area of Sutdy: Health Care Administration
Educational Institution: University of Phoenix

Degree: Master of Nursing Science
Area of Study: Integrative Health
Education Instution: University of Phoenix

Degree:  Bachelor of Nursing Science
Area of Studay: Nursing
Educational Institution: University of Phoenix

Lourdes Lorenz
MSN-IH, RN,AHN-BC,NEA-BC,HTPa, is the Director of Integrative Healthcare at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. She has been an RN for almost 30 years with extensive experience in critical care. Lourdes is currently working towards her doctorate in Healthcare Administration. She is board certified as an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Advanced Nurse Executive, and is a Healing Touch apprentice. Lourdes oversees the inpatient, community outreach, and research developed by the Integrative Healthcare Department. She is a well-known nursing educator who receives rave reviews for her promotion of holistic nursing and evidence-based complementary modalities. Lourdes has provided presentations at the national meeting for the American Holistic Nurses Association and at the Healing Touch Program worldwide program. She was published in 2009 in the Journal of Emergency Nursing. Lourdes serves as a member of the Health Advisory Council for the Institute of Emerging Issues, a public policy institution in Raleigh, NC, and on several non-profit community boards. In September 2011 she was appointed to the American Nurses Association Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics. In June, 2012, she was appointed to the AHNA Leadership Council

Lourdes Lorenz Statement of Belief

I am passionate about educating, networking, and empowering holistic nurses throughout the U.S. I believe networking and creating partnerships strengthens the AHNA. I feel we can grow the organization by learning from each other and sharing best practices for creating strong networks. Holistic Nursing is the thread that weaves all nursing specialties. As an organization we can get the word out to all nurses to join AHNA. The AHNA should be one of the largest nursing organizations and have a strong voice nationally.



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