In the Loop

News and views from across Mayo Clinic

Mar 1, 2021

Wall of Heroes honors organ donors, has special connection to family of retired nurse

By In the Loop @intheloop
A new Wall of Heroes on the Saint Marys Campus recognizes blood, organ, eye, tissue and whole-body donations. The wall is also an extra-special honor for the family of Chris Kopp, a former Mayo Clinic nurse. Chris Kopp has fond memories of her sister, Gail Paulson. "She was a remarkable person. Her [...]
Wall of Heroes honors organ donors, has special connection to family of retired nurse
Feb 15, 2021

Arizona physician provides high-flying care to athletes at Ski Jump World Cup

By In the Loop @intheloop
Arthur De Luigi, D.O., provided care to American and Canadian ski jumpers at the tournament in Wisla, Poland, last November. He calls the assignment an amazing experience. Arthur De Luigi, D.O., is no stranger to winter sports. The chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Arizona has been [...]
Arizona physician provides high-flying care to athletes at Ski Jump World Cup
Feb 15, 2021

Voices of Mayo: Wale Elegbede on standing together to end racism, lessons he's learned

By In the Loop @intheloop
Wale Elegbede knows firsthand how prejudice and bias can marginalize groups of people. He shares his story of growing up in Nigeria during tumultuous times, experiences that have shaped his life's purpose to end racism, and lessons he's learned along the way. Voices of Mayo is a series that highlights Mayo [...]
Voices of Mayo: Wale Elegbede on standing together to end racism, lessons he's learned
Feb 9, 2021

Carving out comfort: Resident's woodworking hobby provides desks for kids in need

By In the Loop @intheloop
Ilia Shadrin, M.D., Ph.D., an internal medicine resident at Mayo Clinic, has joined forces with Michael Dean, another woodworking hobbyist, to build desks for children in Rochester who need them. They're at 30 desks and counting. "I wanted to figure out what to do with some extra time in quarantine," Ilia Shadrin, [...]
Carving out comfort: Resident's woodworking hobby provides desks for kids in need
Jan 12, 2021

Wrapping COVID-19 patients in holiday warmth during a challenging year

By In the Loop @intheloop
Staff at Domitilla 6B at the Saint Marys Campus of Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, recognized that this was an unusually difficult time for hospitalized patients and wanted to do something special to lift their spirits. Hospital stays are difficult at any time of the year, but for patients in the [...]
Wrapping COVID-19 patients in holiday warmth during a challenging year
Dec 21, 2020

Voices of Mayo: Valerie Guimaraes on her calling to help Native American patients

By In the Loop @intheloop
Valerie Guimaraes, a patient relations specialist in Executive and International Medicine, shares the story of how she has found her calling to help Native American patients who come to Mayo Clinic. Voices of Mayo is a series that highlights Mayo staff and their stories, exploring their diverse backgrounds, the challenges they [...]
Voices of Mayo: Valerie Guimaraes on her calling to help Native American patients
Dec 8, 2020

Physician recalls phenomenal experience working with Arizona Coyotes team in the COVID-19 bubble

By In the Loop @intheloop
John Tokish, M.D., spent 10 days in August living with the Arizona Coyotes in Edmonton, Alberta, as the team participated in the Stanley Cup playoffs. As head orthopedic physician, Dr. Tokish was in charge of keeping players healthy, while remaining isolated from the outside world during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 [...]
Physician recalls phenomenal experience working with Arizona Coyotes team in the COVID-19 bubble
Dec 1, 2020

In a Word: Adam Savage on making people smile, being a part of something good

By In the Loop @intheloop
This column spotlights the kinds of people you think about when you think about Mayo Clinic. They've answered questions, serious and otherwise, so you can know them better. You see them at bedsides. Behind desks. You may spot them walking down a hall or sprinting across a lobby, making every effort [...]
In a Word: Adam Savage on making people smile, being a part of something good
Nov 16, 2020

Postcards from anywhere: Banding together in new ways, even gathering in a garage

By In the Loop @intheloop
With more people working remotely these days, people are banding together and adapting to working in new ways, connecting with colleagues differently. It may look different, but that feeling of connection, of doing important work, together, remains. In the coming weeks, the News Center will bind some of these new [...]
Postcards from anywhere: Banding together in new ways, even gathering in a garage
May 7, 2020

Honoring Nurse's 40 Years of Service With a Proper Send-off, Even During COVID-19

By In the Loop @intheloop
Carol Nash was retiring from Mayo Clinic after 40 years of service, and her co-workers made sure she had a proper send-off even during COVID-19.

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Honoring Nurse's 40 Years of Service With a Proper Send-off, Even During COVID-19
Mar 31, 2020

See You on the Other Side

By In the Loop @intheloop
In the Loop is going to take a brief (we hope) hiatus as Mayo Clinic continues to focus its attention on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you’ll continue to support one another and find ways to share uplifting stories and thoughts in other venues. We’re going to miss [...]
See You on the Other Side
Mar 31, 2020

Singing Surgeon: 'The Only Way to Overcome This Pandemic Is For Us to All Come Together As One'

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic's Elvis Francois, M.D. — a.k.a. "The Singing Surgeon" — and his piano playing colleague William Robinson, M.D., shared a new message of hope that has reached millions of people.

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Singing Surgeon: 'The Only Way to Overcome This Pandemic Is For Us to All Come Together As One'
Mar 31, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails." Elizabeth Edwards
Mar 26, 2020

'Our Purpose is to Inspire Hope:' Chaplain Services Finding New Ways to Connect amid COVID-19

By In the Loop @intheloop
In the face of COVID-19, Rev. Elizabeth (BJ) Larson says Chaplain Services staff in Rochester continue caring for patients, visitors and staff. It just looks different.

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'Our Purpose is to Inspire Hope:' Chaplain Services Finding New Ways to Connect amid COVID-19
Mar 26, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible." Tia Walker
Mar 24, 2020

Mayo Resident Provides Expertise to ABC -- and the Nation -- During COVID-19

By In the Loop @intheloop
Dr. Vinayak Kumar, an internal medicine resident at Mayo Clinic, has a history of pursuing unique opportunities, including his most recent role as an intern during a 4-week rotation at ABC News in New York.

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Mayo Resident Provides Expertise to ABC -- and the Nation -- During COVID-19
Mar 24, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." Confucius
Mar 19, 2020

'The Young People are Stepping Up:' Sisters Launch Babysitting, Shopping Services for Those on the Front Lines of COVID-19

By In the Loop @intheloop
Two sisters are helping to make sure health care workers and other essential staff don't have to worry about finding childcare while on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.

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'The Young People are Stepping Up:' Sisters Launch Babysitting, Shopping Services for Those on the Front Lines of COVID-19
Mar 19, 2020

Talking to Kids About COVID-19

By In the Loop @intheloop
COVID-19 has changed life for everyone, including kids. Jenn Rodemeyer, manager of Mayo Clinic's Child Life Program, explains how to help young people cope with the changes they're facing.

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Talking to Kids About COVID-19
Mar 19, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Hand hygiene is arguably our most important life skill. So teach it well, and teach it often." Michael J. Blackburn
Mar 17, 2020

Retired Physician Shares Wartime Memories in "From Mayo Clinic to Vietnam: Memoirs of a Physician Serving in the War"

By In the Loop @intheloop
Just a week after agreeing to join the staff at Mayo Clinic, Dr. James Donadio was drafted and sent to Vietnam, where he was a commissioned captain running a renal intensive care unit for wounded soldiers.

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Retired Physician Shares Wartime Memories in
Mar 17, 2020

Mayo Clinic Glass Shop Celebrates 100 Years

By In the Loop @intheloop
In the 100 years that Mayo Clinic has had its own glass shop in Rochester, Steve Anderson is just the third person to hold the title of scientific glassblower.

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Mayo Clinic Glass Shop Celebrates 100 Years
Mar 17, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Veterans are the light at the tip of the candle, illuminating the way for the whole nation." Thich Nhat Hanh
Mar 12, 2020

Childhood Diagnosis Inspires Twin Sisters to Become Nurses and Bonds Family Through Generations

By In the Loop @intheloop
Michelle and Angie Dowd were introduced to Mayo Clinic as young children, when Michelle received treatment for Hirschsprung's disease. The experience made a lasting impression on both women.

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Childhood Diagnosis Inspires Twin Sisters to Become Nurses and Bonds Family Through Generations
Mar 12, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they learn." Dorothy Nolte
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