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Pioneers of Rural Healthcare: Sneak peek at Ken Burns’ newest doc

September 18 @ 6:30 pm


A special screening event featuring a sneak peek at Ken Burns’ newest documentary, THE MAYO CLINIC: FAITH – HOPE – SCIENCE, and selections from HEART’S DELIGHT: THE WILLIAM H. MINER STORY.

Following the screening, a panel of experts moderated by Thom Hallock will explore healthcare, history and the parallels between Dr. Mayo’s founding of the Mayo Clinic and Miner’s founding of CVPH.

The panel will include Dr. Claude Deschamps, President and CEO UVM Health Network Medical Group and former Chief of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic; Ellen Adams, Director and Curator of the Alice T Miner Museum; and Dr. Richard Frost, author and historian.

The screening will be open to the public and be held at the Joseph C. Burke Education and Research Center at the Miner Institute in Chazy on Tuesday, September 18th, at 6:30 p.m.

Blending historical narrative with patient interviews, THE MAYO CLINIC: FAITH | HOPE | SCIENCE explores the founding of the Mayo Clinic. The documentary is a timely look at how one institution has met the changing demands of healthcare for 150 years—and what that can teach us about facing the challenges of patient care today.

Inventor, businessman, and philanthropist, HEART’S DELIGHT: THE WILLIAM H. MINER STORY chronicles the revolutionary impact Miner made on the North Country, as well as the world. With innovations such as the electrification of the region, building hydro dams, power plants, and the founding of CVPH, Miner’s legacy is still felt today.


Funding for THE MAYO CLINIC: FAITH – HOPE – SCIENCE was provided by the following members of The Better Angels Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating Americans about their history through documentary film: Jay Alix and Una Jackman; Stephen and Barbara Slaggie and Family; The Russell and Carla Paonessa Family; Sandra and Bert Getz; the GHR Foundation; The Pfeil Foundation; and Gilchrist and Amy Berg. Additional funding was provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.


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