Mission of The Heimlich Institute:
"Benefiting Humanity Through Health and Peace."

In June 1998, The Heimlich Institute became a member of Deaconess Associations Inc., to help advance and promote the mission and vision of The Heimlich Institute in perpetuity.

Founded in New York in the 1960s, The Heimlich Institute moved to Cincinnati 30 years ago. Now located on the Deaconess Health Campus in Cincinnati, the Institute continues to support educational efforts.

Henry J. Heimlich, M.D., president, is best known for the lifesaving Heimlich Maneuver®, for which he won the Lasker Award in 1984.  Dr. Heimlich also works to promote peaceful solutions to international problems through the "A Caring World" program.

The Institute places emphasis on using the creative portion of our minds in medicine and life. Each person creates within the limits of his or her knowledge and capability. With this creativity comes challenge, frustration and controversy. Dr. Heimlich's favorite phrase is: "If all of your peers understand what you have done, you are not creative," but when ideas are proven successful, in spite of attempts to interfere, inevitably truth prevails, and the joys and rewards of one's work are insurmountable.

Dr. Henry J. Heimlich Honored for Lifetime of Medical Achievement

Watch a video about the history of Dr Heimlich on YouTube.