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This new Ken Burns film will be on PBS on September 25, 9/8 Central
I'm looking forward to this. Ken Burns is excellent and I got my postcard about the film in the mail today with a photo of Ken Burns from Mayo. The postcard says "It's our story and it's your story too!" That is so true and coming to Mayo changed my life. I'm sure a lot of other Mayo patients have had similar experiences.
I'm so glad that you guys started this discussion here. I would like to invite all Mayo Clinic Connect members to watch the documentary and share their impressions and reactions. It will be like we're all watching it together.
According to PBS, the documentary will take a timely look at how one institution has met the changing demands of healthcare. The two-hour documentary is executive-produced by Ken Burns and directed by Burns, Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers. Featuring interviews with patients including John McCain and the Dalai Lama, the film tells the story of William Worrall Mayo, an English immigrant who began practicing medicine with his sons Will and Charlie in the late 1800s in Rochester, Minnesota.
Don’t worry if you have to miss the broadcast on Sept 25, the film will be available to the public on the PBS website for two weeks following the premiere https://www.pbs.org/show/the-mayo-clinic/
Visit https://explore.mayoclinic.org/ for the latest news and resources about the film.
Are you planning to watch "The Mayo Clinic, Faith – Hope – Science"? I am.
I will definitely watch!
I'm definitely going to watch the film. I'm so glad the documentary was made to tell the history behind the Mayo Clinic and the people who made it happen.
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@colleenyoung – Looking forward to it! Jim @thankful
I have my recorder all set up.
Mayo don’t care!
I spent eight months trying to get mayo clinic to help find out what was wrong with my arms and why I was losing their use. They falsified my records. They did exams in the exam room that they refuse to document in my records. They denied the records of every reputable doctor that I had before then. They hurt me by making me do physical therapy and taunting me to quit. When I didn’t I had to consider suicide because no one would help me with my pain and I was out of energy to continue. I finally went outside of mayo when I had asked Siri what my problem was and she told me and I went online and it made sense. I went back to Mayo and tried to explain it and they refused to listen and treated me like I was stupid. They sent me to doctor after doctor in each doctor refused to write down the symptoms I gave them from my condition. The anxiety and pain and hopelessness that may have caused has caused a PTSD condition I cannot get rid of. Doctors outside of mail confirm the condition both through manual exams and exams using equipment.They have screwed up my records to the point that other doctors will not work with me. I have sent a message to Mr. Burns that I intend to protest the start of this film by protesting at the PBS location in Phoenix Arizona against mayo clinic on September 25. I encourage any one who wants to pile on with me and protest this behavior and inhumane treatment by coming down and protesting with me.
@c2insa That sounds like a very painful experience. I encourage you to call the Office of Patient Experience at Mayo Clinic.
Office of Patient Experience
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Heads of departments were involved in this behavior, which gives me have NO HOPE and NO FAITH that I would treated fairly. Only a public expose in person plus national and local media is going to have a chance!
I was able to attend the pre-screening event in Rochester, which showed the film in its entirety. I would encourage everyone to watch it next week, or set your DVR. Really inspiring!
I saw a little bit of the live facebook stream from the screening in Arizona. I'm really looking forward to this documentary. My experience at Mayo was inspiring and I miss being there. It's hard to put into words how much it meant to me to have a surgeon give me back a gift that I was loosing and it was what meant the most to me in my life because I wasn't able to do my work because of a spine problem. I'm a fine artist, and I expressed my gratitude in a watercolor portrait gift to him to say what was in my heart that was more than my words could express.
I was at the Premier Screening last Thursday in Jacksonville. I can hardly wait till Thursday CORRECTION TUESDAY.. (@rosemarya thank u for catching that)…. for the full viewing of this Documentary. The 1 hour trailer we saw was very much a teaser preview. This will be an excellent well produced Mayo Clinic Documentary by Ken Burns. I am so excited to see this.
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