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Local Orthodontist Builds 'Johnny Cars' of Hope for Pediatric Heart Patients

March 14, 2019

Local Orthodontist Builds ‘Johnny Cars’ of Hope for Pediatric Heart Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

A Facebook post gave John Lawson the idea to build toy cars for children, but his inspiration comes from his friend Dr. Joseph Dearani’s pediatric patients at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Joseph Dearani, pediatrics


Final Cabin Fever Beanbag Tourney Could Be Biggest for Organizers (and Mayo Clinic)

March 12, 2019

Final Cabin Fever Beanbag Tourney Could Be Biggest for Organizers (and Mayo Clinic)

By In the Loop intheloop

Organizers of the final Cabin Fever Beanbag Tournament hope it will be the most memorable as they attempt to break the record for money raised in one day to support cancer research at Mayo.

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Tags: cancer research, Eagles Cancer Telethon, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Steve Gage


Restored Carillon Means the Sound of Music Returns to Downtown Rochester

March 7, 2019

Restored Carillon Means the Sound of Music Returns to Downtown Rochester

By In the Loop intheloop

The five-month restoration of the Plummer Building’s carillon is now complete, which means Mayo Clinic carillonneur Austin Ferguson can get back to making music.

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Tags: Austin Ferguson, carillon, History & Heritage, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Pastor Vern Returns to Work After Traumatic Brain Injury

March 5, 2019

Pastor Vern Returns to Work After Traumatic Brain Injury

By In the Loop intheloop

An offer to help a friend turned into a trip to the emergency department for Pastor Vern Christopherson, who has made a remarkable recovery thanks to prayer, community and a dedicated care team.

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Tags: Ann Leland, Emergency Department, Trauma Center, Traumatic brain injury


Mayo Chef Finds Her Niche by Throwing Down for Health, and Charity

February 28, 2019

Mayo Chef Finds Her Niche by Throwing Down for Health, and Charity

By In the Loop intheloop

  As a hospital chef, Kristine Wolner works hard to make food healthy and flavorful for Mayo patients. Her culinary skills resulted in two top awards at a recent Foodie Throwdown competition.

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Tags: Food Services, Kristine Wolner, Mayo Clinic Health System, Morrison Healthcare


Remember the Titans: Dr. Noseworthy, Other Leaders, Lauded in Harvard Business Pub

February 14, 2019

Remember the Titans: Dr. Noseworthy, Other Leaders, Lauded in Harvard Business Pub

By In the Loop intheloop

In an article about “titans who defined a new era in business during the last decade,” former Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy, M.D., looked back on his tenure with gratitude.

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Tags: Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic Values


Mayo Surgeon's Son Participates in Flyover for President George H.W. Bush

January 15, 2019

Mayo Surgeon’s Son Participates in Flyover for President George H.W. Bush

By In the Loop intheloop

Orthopedic surgeon William Shaughnessy, M.D., watched the 21-plane “Missing Man” flyover with pride knowing his son Mike was one of the Navy pilots honoring the late President George H.W. Bush.

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Tags: Dr. Bernard Morrey, Dr. William Shaughnessy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Orthopedic Surgery


January 10, 2019

Rose Parade Float and Riders Showcase the Gift of Life

By In the Loop intheloop

This year’s Rose Parade was especially meaningful to lung transplant recipient Steve Shank, who rode on the Donate Life float while holding a photo of his donor, Tommy, along the route.

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Tags: Donate Life, Lung Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


Beautiful Boxes for Courageous Kids with Cancer

January 3, 2019

Beautiful Boxes for Courageous Kids with Cancer

By In the Loop intheloop

Joe and Karen Davis come to Mayo Clinic regularly for medical appointments, but they also take time for another important task: delivering the wooden boxes Joe makes for pediatric cancer patients.

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Tags: Amy Petersen, Cancer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia


Our Favorite Stories of 2018

December 27, 2018

Our Favorite Stories of 2018

By In the Loop intheloop

Each year, In the Loop, like many of the world’s great news organizations, looks back and shares some favorite stories of the year gone by. It’s an edifying exercise, and it gives us a story to publish around the holidays that doesn’t feel like work. (Especially when we use the same clever packaging every year.) Since […]

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