Eliana's Light

Supporting families with children who have complex medical conditions by focusing on their whole health and well-being.


Community-based Collaborative C.A.R.E.

Eliana's Light supports families with children who have complex medical conditions by providing a community-based collaborative approach to pediatric care that’s focused on their whole health and well-being — a focus that makes the whole family feel better. 

We have been there; and understand the importance of health care addressing the body, mind, and spirit. We deliver personalized and compassionate care by supporting each family member as well as the entire family unit. There are approximately 3 million children living with complex medical conditions in the U.S. (Alliance for Health Policy, 2018); but complex medical conditions don’t only affect the patients – they affect the entire family. Our vision is to become a go-to health and wellness support system and resource for families in the Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland region. We strive to improve each family member’s quality of life, wellness and well-being – to make the whole family feel better. While we can't take away all of the challenges, we want to make the whole family's life experience easier.

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The Ortiz family founded Eliana's Light in honor and loving memory of one of their twin daughters, Eliana Lucia Ortiz.

Integrative health is a state of well-being that reflects aspects of the individual, community, and population. It is affected by 1) individual biological factors and behaviors, social values and public policy; 2) the physical, social, and economic environment; and 3) an integrative health care system that involves the active participation of the individual in the healthcare team in applying a broad spectrum of preventative and therapeutic approaches. Integrative health encourages individuals, social groups, and communities to develop ways of living that promote meaning, resilience, and well-being across the life course.
— The Institute for Integrative Health and the University of Maryland's Center for Integrative Medicine