April 9, 2009

I am shooting healthcare-related news photographs for InDenverTimes.com, the news website created by former Rocky Mountain News journalists.

Billie Bliesner lives with her pet cat, Cissy. Pets are a key feature to improving the quality of life and changing the culture in Colorado nursing homes.The first assignment published is a story about "culture change" at Colorado elder-care homes – a movement to give residents more control of their lives and make their days more interesting by introducing plants, pets and children into the home life. A bill before the Colorado legislature would provide funds for promoting and educating this new approach to making elder care more homelike. The pictures feature Billie Bliesner, 84, a resident at Exempla Colorado Lutheran Home in Arvada, Colorado.

InDenverTimes - Culture change





Louisville, Colorado physician Dr. Erik Mondrow gives his private cellphone number to patients who sign up for his concierge medicine practice.Dr. Erik Mondrow is a Louisville, Colorado, physician who is offering "concierge medicine" to his clients. For an annual fee, patients get preferred access to the doctor: same-day or next-day appointments, longer office visits, no office waiting, and the doctor's personal cell-phone number.

InDenverTimes - Concierge medicine