Creating Bailey‑Boushay House in Seattle: the first AIDS Hospice of its kind in the US

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Christine Hurley

In this loving and touching video, Chris Hurley traces her early knowledge of the HIV/AIDS crisis to when she worked at the Pike Place Market Clinic and as she moved on to Group Health Cooperative. The knowledge was sketchy at best, but Chris had the instinct that this would be the most significant health issue happening in the world. Chris was involved in the formative years of developing Bailey-Boushay House, the first nursing home and adult day health program for people living with AIDS in the country. She talks about the essence of ecstasy, accessing terrible sadness and joy, while running the pioneering facility. Now teaching in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, she still says that Bailey-Boushay House was the best place in the world to work.

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