Friday, July 10, 2009

webby working

I have had an awful lot on my plate at work. We went to a new benefits site right after our open enrollment, it made for alot of work for me. we made it live this week, and I have gone back to a travel schedule that involves a day away from the office every week.

the nice part about me outreach - away from the office is that I am working at the top of the old fitsimons army hospital it is the building at the center of the photo below.

we have an office next to the Eisenhower Suite and on a clear day you can see pikes peak to the south of us!!

In 1955, an eighth floor suite of rooms served as President Dwight Eisenhower’s office and living quarters for seven weeks while he recuperated from a heart attack suffered while visiting Denver. The suite stood vacant in later years and eventually became an office. The University of Colorado Heath Sciences Center secured much of the Fitzsimons site in 1995 for its relocation from the old Denver campus at East 9th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The old hospital forms the historic centerpiece of the new medical campus. The Eisenhower Suite, as it came to be known, has been restored as a museum, thanks to a $67,100 SHF grant, a $10,000 donation from Wells Fargo, and matching funds from the University of Colorado. The restored suite, which opened in 2003, features Eisenhower-era details such as nurse-call buttons and glass ashtrays along with a Secret Service sitting room, nurses’ station, and a private dining room.

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