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Grow Your Vision

We nurture space for honesty and integrity.

We have a powerful internal compass that we listen to and nurture. It points us to honesty, virtue, and empathy. We consider the impact of our work on humanity, the medical field, and the future of both at every step, understanding that we are accountable for our actions. We believe there are ways to provide more holistic CARE for our fellow humans.

We pursue potential.

We are advocates for the power of authentic connection to heal . We work with clarity, empathy, and experience unafraid to take the necessary risks required to help more patients and providers.

We support Game B dynamics


Awakening Healthcare was founded by a physician (Ruby Shah) and a patient (Stephanie MoDavis) who shared the same vision for the future. The mission of Awakening Healthcare is to help recenter the healthcare system around self-knowledge and self-governance.


In particular, Ruby and Stephanie believe that the medical field is dominated by left brained (analytical and scientific) thinkers and have a radical under utilized resource in the experiential wisdom of the integrated patient.

The core of Ruby and Stephanie's mission revolves around the fact that a purely left brained process is devoid of holistic intelligence. Awakening Healthcare seeks to find a balance between the left and right hemisphere of the brain. This increases emotional literacy and creative outlets for patients to find meaning within and around their illness experience.

Awakening Healthcare achieves these goals by supporting healthcare workers, speaking at universities like Texas A&M and the University of Houston, and pioneering free programs and courses for healthcare workers.​

Stephanie and Awakening Healthcare are working on the implementation of the trained subjective experiencer, a term Stephanie coined, into a multitude of institutions and healthcare teams.

It is Stephanie's north star to have a trained subjective experiencer implemented onto every organ transplant team along with other complex management teams.

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