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For Perspective on Values, Journalist/Trustee Goes Straight to the Source

May 23rd, 2017

For Perspective on Values, Journalist/Trustee Goes Straight to the Source

By In the Loop intheloop

When longtime journalist and new Mayo trustee Cokie Roberts learned of the significant role the Sisters of Saint Francis had in shaping Mayo Clinic, she was eager to hear more.

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Tags: Cokie Roberts, Poverello Fund, Sisters of Saint Francis


April 18th, 2017

From Dancing on Cans to Well-Oiled Machine: The Surprising Origins of Mayo’s Recycling Program

By In the Loop intheloop

Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, is one day when most folks pay particularly close attention to protecting the environment. This year, we’re finding inspiration in a group that was working to maintain the planet before doing so became a thing.

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Tags: Amanda Holloway, Environmental Services, Glen Goodsell, John Murphy, Poverello Fund, Sisters of Saint Francis, Waste Management and Recycling


August 9th, 2016

Sister Lauren, 95, Celebrates Milestone, Talks ‘Future Goals’

By In the Loop intheloop

Last week, Sister Lauren Weinandt, friend of In the Loop (which we hope brings us special dispensation), turned 95. She and her fellow Sisters, along with colleagues, friends and family, gathered on Sunday, July 30, to celebrate her birthday and two other remarkable milestones. She’s also celebrating 60 years as a member of the Sisters […]

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Tags: Saint Marys Campus, Sister Benradette Novak, Sister Lauren Weinandt, Sisters of Saint Francis


February 9th, 2016

Talking Shop With Sister Antoine, 102

By In the Loop intheloop

Whether recalling the first kidney dialysis procedure at Saint Marys Hospital, talking about teaching nursing students at the bedside, or discussing her thoughts on the key to longevity, Sister Antoine Murphy has a quiet grace that reflects the institution she’s served for 78 years. This month, the good Sister, who turned 102 in January, celebrates her […]

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Tags: Nursing, Saint Marys Hospital, Sister Antoine Murphy, Sisters of Saint Francis, volunteers


September 24th, 2015

Servant Leadership, Mayo Values and a Message From the Pope

By In the Loop intheloop

Two weeks ago, John Murphy learned he was going to get to see Pope Francis address a joint meeting of Congress. When he first heard that Pope Francis was coming to America, Murphy wanted to be there in person. He was interested in the pontiff’s message because of his work with the Mayo Clinic Values […]

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Tags: John Murphy, Mayo Clinic Values, Sisters of Saint Francis


February 5th, 2015

Remembering a Kind Gesture

By In the Loop intheloop

It seemed like a small gesture. It was 1948, and a young boy was biding time in the hospital lobby at Saint Marys in Rochester, Minnesota, when one of the Sisters of Saint Francis took his hand and brought him to his father’s hospital room. In those days, young children weren’t allowed in hospital rooms, […]

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Tags: History, Saint Marys Hospital, Sisters of Saint Francis


December 16th, 2014

Deck the Halls … and Lobbies

By In the Loop intheloop

Read time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds It’s beginning to look at lot like the holiday season is upon us. Once again, the Plummer Building in Rochester has that Christmas tree sort of glow, the continuation of a holiday tradition. There are Love Lights at Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Northwest Wisconsin, as community members […]

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Tags: History, Holidays, Saint Marys Hospital, Sisters of Saint Francis


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