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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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Balloon Brigade Floats in to Spread Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients

December 20, 2018

Balloon Brigade Floats in to Spread Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Thousands of colorful helium balloons descended on Mayo Clinic Children’s Center thanks to community members who donated the balloons to support pediatric patients.

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Tags: Child Life Specialist, Marne Hoyer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics


Tree Lighting Event Honors the Memories of Loved Ones

December 20, 2018

Tree Lighting Event Honors the Memories of Loved Ones

By In the Loop intheloop

Each year the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice Program hosts an annual tree lighting, giving people who have experienced the death of a loved one a chance to reflect and remember.

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Tags: Lenette Baron, Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice Program, Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin


Gone but Never Forgotten: Keeping a Child's Memory Alive

December 18, 2018

Gone but Never Forgotten: Keeping a Child’s Memory Alive

By In the Loop intheloop

Tom and Liz Canan know the heartbreak of losing a child. Their son Will passed away more than six years ago at just 14 years old. Today, the Canan family keeps Will’s memory alive by reaching out to help others.

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Tags: Children's Remembrance Ceremony, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Ronald McDonald House


Dashing Through the Snow: Vintage Sleigh Display Comes to Mayo Clinic

December 13, 2018

Dashing Through the Snow: Vintage Sleigh Display Comes to Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop intheloop

Years ago a one-horse open sleigh was the preferred method of transportation in winter. A new exhibit features, among other historical tidbits on frontier medicine, a story of a sleigh ride gone awry for Dr. W.W. Mayo.

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Tags: Heritage Days, Matt Dacy, Mayo Clinic Heritage Hall, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Real Life Superheroes Team up in Battle of the Badges

November 20, 2018

Real Life Superheroes Team up in Battle of the Badges

By In the Loop intheloop

A friendly competition among first responders that runs through December is all for a good cause: blood donation, which is especially important this time of year.

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Tags: Gold Cross, Kate Arms, Kevin Torgerson, Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, Rochester Police Department


"Heart Families" Organize Toy Drive for Hospitalized Kids

November 15, 2018

“Heart Families” Organize Toy Drive for Hospitalized Kids

By In the Loop intheloop

Linsey Rippy tends to go overboard when it comes to toys around the holiday season, which is a good thing for children in the hospital at Mayo Clinic, where donations from Rippy’s annual toy drive end up.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Defect, heart transplant, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Ronald McDonald House


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