Mayo Clinic Connect
This new Ken Burns film will be on PBS on September 25, 9/8 Central
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For being a patient of Mayo clinic myself for over 15 years, my father-in-law was a patient for over 30 years, my sister-in-law an employee for over 15 years, I am extremely excited to see this documentary. No one is perfect especially in the healthcare industry, where a diagnosis is a constant moving target. I know that we all learn from success and failure. I listen to this interview with Ken Burns. Wow this is such a much needed education documentary that I hope many will learn from. So exciting. A much needed documentary. Here is the link for anyone who want to listen.
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Thanks Dawn @dawn_giacabazi !
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I saw the preview on Sept. 13 in Jacksonville last week. I found the film to be very moving, and interesting. I learned more about Mayo's humble beginnings and how the nuns of St. Mary played a big part in raising the funds to build Mayo, and equally important; incorporating compassion along with medical treatment. That compassion that Mayo has is still evident today; that is one of the things that sets Mayo apart from other medical facilities. I am so looking forward to seeing the film in it's entirety on Sept. 25. It was an added bonus to have Ken Burns and his team there to speak after the premier. Ken Burns stated that he hopes this documentary will inspire all other medical instititions to aspire to the same level of excellence that Mayo has. He said he doesn't understand why all are not trying to recreate Mayo's model; because everybody deserves exemplary care. He is absolutely right. I am grateful for the opportunity to have seen the pre-screening. I went with 'Travelgirl' Jackie, who is a real delight to hang with, and I got to meet a new mentor, 'Debbraw' Debbra, and her handsome husband. This is not a show to be missed!
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I can't wait to see the documentary on PBS. I went to the screening and absolutely loved the 45-minute preview and the panel discussion. I have been and continue to be impressed with Mayo's philosophy and their caring delivery of medical service. The preview screening just helped me realize what a long and beautiful history Mayo has. Looking forward to the full film.
The Mayo Clinic, Faith – Hope – Science
It's tonight. Everyone got their popcorn ready and DVRs turned on?
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Just broke out my toothpicks to hold my eye lids open 🙂
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@johnbishop ROTFL.. You are too funny..
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It was wonderful! I kept thinking, "I've been there, I've seen that," (Thanks to the tour we took in June). I really enjoyed the story of the humble beginnings and about the Mayo brothers and their father. A whole family dedicated to medicine! Incredible, PBS usually does reruns of their specials so I'm looking forward to seeing it again and again. I saw that Amazon Prime will have it "On Demand" so I might break down and sign up for Amazon Prime as well.
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@johnbishop I did the same – past my usual bedtime😆
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MAN! No bathroom breaks…other than that it was a fantastic documentary. I really enjoyed and was touched by the personal stories intertwined with the history of Mayo Clinic. I am recording it so I can watch parts of it again. The history was incredible. I only feel bad that we do not teach our kids the history of this country…all aspects good and bad. That's how we learn and hopefully become better. There endeth my comment of the day.
Happy Hump Day!
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@johnbishop Like you, this was past my bedtime, seeing that I got up at 4:15am this morning. Yep, 5 hrs sleep. But it was worth staying up for, and a fascinating history of the Mayo family. Ken Burns has never failed (in my humble opinion) to put on a quality product. Thank you, Mr. Burns, the entire Mayo family, and the assorted patients and their families.
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I was amazed at how Will & Charlie assisted their father in surgeries at the age of 14 and under. Also amazed at the people who jumped in and became medical professionals with zero formal medical education. i.e. W.W. Mayo's wife, and most of the nuns. I had a Mayo/dinner party last night with 3 guests. They totally enjoyed it. (Two of my guests were dentists) so they really appreciated the medical history of Mayo. My best friend watched it too. Her comment was "I knew you loved going to Mayo, now I see why. I had no idea…."
@windwalker Terri, What a great idea! A Mayo dinner party, I suppose your husband did the cooking?
Amazing show! The history of Mayo was very interesting! I’ve been treated for brain fistulas at Mayo for the past year and when I’m in the clinic or have had surgeries at St.Mary’s there is a powerful presence of hope, faith and science in those buildings that is definitely felt! So thankful for Mayo and it’s entire outstanding staff! Even as the show mentioned-Mayo is not perfect and they can’t save everyone, but they strive to be the best! After many years of other facilities not diagnosing my condition, I’m so glad I chose Mayo!
I hope this will be streamed at some point. One of the blessings of our summer cabin is no TV!
Sounds like the film was very well done!
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