God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine
Victoria Sweet, M.D., Author, God's Hotel
Expecting to stay just a short time, 20 years ago, Dr. Sweet came to San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital, a long-term care hospital for people of all backgrounds, ages and physical disabilities. She tells the stories of the people she met, why she stayed, and the shifts she has witnessed in medicine from personal interaction to industrialized "health care." Sweet shares the intense sense of place and community that she found in this extraordinary hospital and reminds us of the fundamental truth that medicine is about personal care, compassion and healing the heart and soul.
MLF: Health & Medicine
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Ann Clark