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May 7, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Help from retired nurses key to Mayo’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts

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More than 130 retired Mayo Clinic nurses returned to their profession to help with Mayo’s COVID-19 response. The News Center checked in with three retired nurses who are administering COVID-19 vaccinations in Rochester. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic takes an enormous amount of resources. At Mayo Clinic, it’s often been all hands on deck. And […]

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Tags: Linda Haessinger, Maureen Bahr, Roberta Sloan, Ryannon Frederick, Tammy Schmit


March 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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

By In the Loop 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 smile and contagious […]

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Tags: transplant, Wall of Heroes


February 9, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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

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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, M.D., Ph.D., tells Med […]

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Tags: Dr. Ilia Shadrin, Dr. Kaylie Pierce, Michael Dean


March 31, 2020 · Leave a Comment

See You on the Other Side

By In the Loop 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 this more than Taco Tuesdays […]

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March 19, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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

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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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Tags: COVID-19, Dr. Sean Pittock, Dr. Siobhan Pittock, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


March 19, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Talking to Kids About COVID-19

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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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Tags: Child LIfe Program, Dr. Gregory Poland, Infectious Diseases, Jenn Rodemeyer


February 25, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Health System Nurses Become Mankato’s Newest Dancing Stars

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Twenty-one nurses made up the dance crew that took home Grand Champion honors and raised more than $10,000 for the American Red Cross during this year’s Dancing with the Mankato Stars event.

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Tags: Dancing with the Mankato Stars, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Nursing


February 20, 2020 · Leave a Comment

‘Downton Abbey’ Exhibit Offers Peek at Past — Including Mayo Clinic’s Titanic Connection

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A new exhibit, “Dressing the Abbey,” highlights Rochester and Mayo Clinic connections to the Titanic tragedy and provides an up-close look at costumes from the hit show “Downton Abbey.”

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Tags: Dressing the Abbey, History & Heritage, Matt Dacy, Renee Ziemer


February 20, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Caring Hands Experience Turns Into Volunteer Opportunity for Paul Ray

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Paul Ray was so inspired after staff helped calm his nerves just before surgery that he’s now a part of the Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services program called Caring Hands, which offers patients hand and arm massages.

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Tags: Caring Hands, Emergency Department, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services, Paul Ray, Saint Marys Campus


February 11, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Couple Creates Easy Way to Give to the Homeless

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Charlotte Mack has looked for ways to give to her community since arriving in the U.S. as a young child. She and her husband launched a company that makes it easy for anyone to help the homeless.

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Tags: Charlotte Mack, Dr. Anwar Mack, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services


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