Denver Direct: Author Welsome to speak

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Author Welsome to speak

Editor’s note: Eileen Welsome wrote the Westword 3-part series “Lowdown on Lowry” revealing the secret deal that allowed the major polluters to flush toxic waste into Denver sewers, which now flow to our lakes and fields through the Purple Pipes.

Denver Chapter Annual Meeting 

Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 10 am -12 Noon
The Kirk (Church) of Bonnie Brae, 1201 S. Steele, Denver, CO

Special Speaker:
Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer
Eileen Welsome

Denver’s Healthcare Roots
Eileen Welsome
Eileen Welsome
Eileen Welsome is an author and investigative reporter who lives in Denver, Colorado. She has won more than two dozen national awards for her work, including the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting, the George Polk Award, and two PEN awards. Her previous books were The Plutonium Files, and The General and the Jaguar
Her latest book, Healers and Hellraisers  tells the history of health care in Denver and specifically the story of the institution that is now Denver Health.  It begins in March of 1860, before Denver even had a city government and tells how a small frontier hospital, which provided medical care to the injured and indigent and was largely supported by charitable contributions, grew to become Denver Health.  Healers and Hellraisers is not a corporate history, but an absorbing tale that recounts the hospital’s near-death experiences, its numerous rebirths, and the internal struggles that helped shaped it into the powerhouse that it is today. Through epidemics and pandemics, economic recessions and depressions, extraordinary technological and medical changes, Denver Health survived.  Eileen’s presentation will include great early photos.
Following the program you will have an opportunity to purchase a copy of her book and have it autographed. The book was published by the Denver Health Foundation and is part of their fund raising program.
If we are going to successfully reform health care it is important to understand our history of health care.