Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns told ABC News that he was inspired to produce a documentary about Rochester's Mayo Clinic after receiving excellent care at the hospital, "I began to get curious about why this was so different from any other health care experience I'd had."

The PBS website previews the documentary as: "Blending historical narrative with contemporary patient stories, THE MAYO CLINIC: FAITH - HOPE - SCIENCE 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." The film's co-writer Erik Ewers said “As unique as Mayo may be, it’s not a miracle. It’s about incredibly determined and compassionate men and women who came together to figure out how to create a model of care that puts patients before profits.”

Burns' two-hour film, THE MAYO CLINIC: FAITH - HOPE - SCIENCE, is set to air Tuesday night on PBS at 8:00 PM with a rebroadcast scheduled for 9:00 PM Wednesday night.

 

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