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I met Patch Adams when I was 18 years old at a Chiropractic Convention in Las Vegas

and 25 years later we met up again. It was truly magical!

I thanked him because of his words he was the reason why I opened Nature's Divine.

Patch Adams Gesundheit Institute and Learning Center resides on a 300-acre pristine tract of farm,

mountain land in rural West Virginia, ​with gardens, meadows, creeks, 2 waterfalls, a four acre lake,

and clean air and water. Our buildings are stimulating, yet the surrounding

natural environment is even more inspiring.​


 “The Gesundheit hospital will be a health care community based on friendship and mutual interdependence, with a staff that lives in the facility with their families in a collective atmosphere of happiness, silliness, love, creativity and cooperation. The atmosphere would enhance healing and relieve suffering.”  

-Patch Adams

Would You like to Make a Difference? 

Patch Adams

Founder of Gesundheit! Institute!

Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams (born May 28, 1945) is an American physician, comedian, social activist, clown, and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971. Each year he also organizes volunteers from around the world to travel to various countries where they dress as clowns to bring humor to veterans and orphans.


Susan ​Parenti

Founder of School for Designing a Society; Gesundheit Institute!

Composer, performer, activist, and a Teacher at School for Designing a Society; Gesundheit Institute


Derek Busby


Derek Busby is an Assistant To at Patch Adams MD & Gesundheit Institute



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