Remaking American Medicine (RAM) is a four-part primetime television series intended for broadcast on PBS in October 2006. The four one-hour programs are scheduled to air on PBS on October 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10 p.m. (check local listings).
The series will feature patient- and family-centered care and the importance of partnerships with patients and families. RAM tells stories of change, focuses on the breathtaking advances made in improving the quality of patient care, and showcases compelling profiles of providers, patients, and families who are working together to change fundamentally the way health care is delivered in the United States. The goal of Remaking American Medicine is to inspire and empower viewers, both members of the general public and health care professionals, to join in efforts to transform American health care.
As sophisticated medical technology continues to reshape the medical care delivery systems, positive relationships between providers, patients, and their families are more crucial than ever. Hand in Hand, Program Four highlights the MCG Health System in Augusta, Georgia as a champion of change. It tells the story of patients and families who have formed a unique bond to transform the institution into a nationally recognized facility, where partnership is a guiding vision to the care it delivers.
Julie Moretz, Family Leader & Director of the MCG Health System Family Services Department and Faculty member for IFCC Seminars, who will be featured in the PBS program on October 26th, will also appear on Good Morning America on Oct. 20th, 2006.