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A Century of Caring for Families

by Stephen Kimber

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list price: $5.99
category: History
published: 2009
publisher: Nimbus Publishing
  • Short-listed, Shortlisted for Darmouth Book Award
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In IWK: A Century of Caring for Families, acclaimed journalist and author Stephen Kimber relates the fascinating history of family health care in Atlantic Canada. He traces the development of the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre from its foundation as the Halifax Children's Hospital, to its amalgamation with the Salvation Army's Grace Maternity Hospital, its official merger with the Grace Maternity health centre, and its current role as one of the region's leading health-care facilities.

Kimber's narrative style means telling the history through the people that have helped make the IWK what it is today- a family-oriented health centre and a fundamental part of Atlantic Canada. Full of candid anecdotes, memories, and case studies that depict the hospital through the eyes of its patients and patrons, and illustrated with 50 photographs, IWK is an engrossing and inspiring portrait of a storied institution.

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Stephen Kimber

STEPHEN KIMBER is a bestselling, award-winning writer, editor, broadcaster and professor in the School of Journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax. He is the author of five non-fiction titles, all set in Halifax, including Sailors, Slackers and Blind Pigs: Halifax at Warand Flight 111: The Tragedy of the Swissair Crash. Visit his website at www.stephenkimber.com.

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