Ken Burns’s Latest Doc “The Mayo Clinic” Available September 25 from PBS

PBS Distribution has announced the release of The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope – Science (DVD: $24.99, Blu-ray: $29.99), coming September 25. Executive produced by Ken Burns, and directed by Burns, Erik Ewers, and Christopher Loren Ewers, the documentary tells the story of William Worrall Mayo, an English immigrant who, after traveling throughout the Midwest looking for a place to practice, settled with his family in rural Minnesota. Together with the Sisters of Saint Francis and his sons Will and Charlie, he laid the foundation for a medical center that now treats over a million patients every year from 50 states and 150 countries, while employing 64,000 in Rochester, MN and at campuses in Jacksonville, FL, and Scottsdale, AZ. Blending historical narrative with contemporary patient stories, this film offers 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. Narrated by Peter Coyote and featuring interviews with patients including John McCain and the Dalai Lama, The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope – Science demonstrates the power of collaboration in medicine, the role of humanity in science, and the importance of hope in healing.