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This site was created to inspire, motivate and connect individuals and institutions dedicated to improving healthcare quality. It is a central organizing tool in the engagement campaign for Remaking American Medicine...Health Care for the 21st Century, a four-part primetime television series first broadcast on PBS in October 2006.

Best-Selling DVD

• More than 10,000 DVDs purchased from distributor PBS Video

• A PBS Video "Top-Ten Seller" 2006-2007

Click to purchase the DVD

Top Award

Honored as the best television program of 2006 by the Association of Health Care Journalists. "A beautifully written and produced piece that sheds light on some of the nation's most vexing healthcare issues." Read More


PBS Broadcast

• Over 7 million people tuned into the series

• Broadcast in over 200 of the 210-metered Nielsen Markets nationwide

"Provides an eye-opening and at times heartrending introduction to just a few of the many difficulties - actually failures - of US health care delivery today." Download reviews from British Medical Journal and The Journal of the American Medical Association


Outreach Campaign

• National Partnership Program of 49 healthcare organizations with more than 100 million members

• PBS Station Incentive Grant program resulting in 45 local television and radio programs

• 140 community screening events

• 25 town hall meetings

Watch the archive of the Champions of Change National Symposium

Watch the Webcast here

Participants Bios

Listen to an interview with Executive Producers Frank Christopher and Matthew Eisen.

Remaking American Medicine™…Health Care for the 21st Century explores the quality crisis and the innovative solutions being

undertaken by providers, patients and their families to transform

the care provided by the institutions we all depend on.

Remaking American Medicine premiered on PBS in October 2006.

Watch clips of each of the four programs.

QuickTime Version: Program 1   Program 2     Program 3    Program 4

Windows Media Version: Program 1   Program 2   Program 3   Program 4

Two-and-a-half-minute series overview (QuickTime)

Visit the Remaking American Medicine Web site: - the PBS companion site

The site was developed to support the broadcast of  the PBS series.




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Remaking American Medicine is a production of Crosskeys Media.