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Our Favorite Stories of 2019

December 31, 2019

Our Favorite Stories of 2019

By In the Loop In the Loop

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.)

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Snowflake Station Turns Playroom Into Toy Store for Parents of Hospitalized Kids

December 19, 2019

Snowflake Station Turns Playroom Into Toy Store for Parents of Hospitalized Kids

By In the Loop In the Loop

Spending the holidays in the hospital isn’t on anyone’s wish list, which is why Mayo Clinic and the Rochester community team up to bring extra cheer to families during December.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Medulloblastoma


Thanks to Generous Businesses, Hospice Holiday Baking Tradition Continues

December 17, 2019

Thanks to Generous Businesses, Hospice Holiday Baking Tradition Continues

By In the Loop In the Loop

Mayo Clinic Hospice volunteers once again rolled up their sleeves and pulled out their rolling pins to bake dozens of cookies, bars and other holiday delights for hospice patients.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Hospice Program, Mayo Clinic Hospice Volunteer Program


Lost and Found: Helping a Patient's Spouse Return a Borrowed Wheelchair

November 26, 2019

Lost and Found: Helping a Patient’s Spouse Return a Borrowed Wheelchair

By In the Loop In the Loop

After listening to a patient’s husband explain how a wheelchair he had borrowed went missing, Paul Albrecht gave the man one of his business cards — and a promise to help.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Mayo Clinic Model of Care, Paul Albrecht, Shirley Spreeman


Pediatric Advisory Board Gives Kids a Voice in Research That Affects Them

November 12, 2019

Pediatric Advisory Board Gives Kids a Voice in Research That Affects Them

By In the Loop In the Loop

A group of young people make up Mayo Clinic’s unique Pediatric Advisory Board, offering ideas about recruiting and communicating with research participants.

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Tags: Dr. Megan Allyse, Mayo Clinic Children's Research Center, Pediatric Advisory Board


Ambulance From Mayo Clinic Finds New Life in Haiti

November 7, 2019

Ambulance From Mayo Clinic Finds New Life in Haiti

By In the Loop In the Loop

Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service’s recent donation will arrive in Carrefour, Haiti, next month after Chris Hedlund, an emergency medical technician, went the extra mile to make it happen.

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Tags: Chris Hedlund, Matt Will, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Jack's Basket Celebrates Babies With Down Syndrome

October 29, 2019

Jack’s Basket Celebrates Babies With Down Syndrome

By In the Loop In the Loop

Nicole Kunkel delivers more than just gift baskets to families who have a child with Down syndrome. Her goal is to also give them a sense of hope and community.

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Tags: Down syndrome, Nicole Kunkel


Theater of Public Policy's 'End of Life, Live and Unscripted' Coming to Rochester

October 29, 2019

Theater of Public Policy’s ‘End of Life, Live and Unscripted’ Coming to Rochester

By In the Loop In the Loop

A Twin Cities-based theater group that takes a comedic approach to usually heavy, heady issues will perform two free shows in Rochester, sponsored by Mayo Clinic Hospice and Palliative Care.

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Tags: Amy Stelpflug, Mayo Clinic Hospice Program, Rochester Civic Theatre


'Pints for Preemies' Challenge Returns to Deliver More Life-Saving Blood Donations

October 3, 2019

‘Pints for Preemies’ Challenge Returns to Deliver More Life-Saving Blood Donations

By In the Loop In the Loop

The goal of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program’s upcoming campaign, Pints for Preemies, is to adequately supply Mayo Clinic with enough blood for its newest and tiniest patients.

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Tags: blood transfusion, Dr Justin Kreuter, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service, Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center, Mayo Clinic Connect


Young Mayo Patient Joins Rochester Police Department

September 10, 2019

Young Mayo Patient Joins Rochester Police Department

By In the Loop In the Loop

Stephanie Kenning’s 8-year-old son, Coltin, was given the star treatment by the Rochester Police Department after his mom contacted them hoping to take his mind off of his health issues.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayor Kim Norton, pediatrics, Rochester Police Department, surgery


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