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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


April 16, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Oncology nurse gives patient entering hospice one last adventure

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Aggie Morgan was about to go into hospice care regretting that she’d never been on a hot air balloon ride. One of her nurses had other plans. Aggie Morgan has always been adventurous. She’s been skydiving, scuba diving and enjoyed vacations with her husband, John Morgan, in the jungles of Central America. Entering her 70s, […]

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Tags: Andreas Cancer Center, Kerry Olson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato


March 30, 2021 · Leave a Comment

In new video, team that cared for Mayo’s first COVID-19 patient reflects on year that followed

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In a new video, the team that cared for Mayo’s first COVID-19 patient reflects on how they’ve grown personally in the last year and Mayo’s patient-first response to the pandemic.  A new video created to mark the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a pandemic offers a deeper discussion with members of […]

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Tags: Abigail Carter, Dr. Casey Clements


March 26, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Pediatric cardiovascular surgeon adds extra touch of care with artwork on her patients’ bandages

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Pediatric patients under the care of Elizabeth Stephens, M.D., Ph.D., may wake up from surgery with art on their chest. It all started when she spontaneously surprised Dalton Hinman with a drawing of a bulldog on his bandage when he awoke from surgery. There’s a story behind that. Creating a connection with a child undergoing […]

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Tags: Dr. Elizabeth Stephens, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery


March 19, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Voices of Mayo: Jamal Khan on the value of mentorship, paying it forward by being a mentor

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Voices of Mayo is a series that highlights Mayo staff and their stories, exploring their diverse backgrounds, the challenges they face, the opportunities they have been given, and their experiences at Mayo Clinic. Jamal Khan had never really imagined a career for himself in health care since his perception of the field was limited to […]

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Tags: Jamal Khan, Voices of Mayo


March 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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

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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 15, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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

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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 a team physician with […]

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Tags: Dr. Arthur De Luigi, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


February 15, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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

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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 staff and their stories, […]

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Tags: Voices of Mayo, Wale Elegbede


January 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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

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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 hospital during the holidays […]

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Tags: Domitilla 6B, Dr. Eva Carmona Porquera, Dr. Vincent Pureza, Kimberly Brake


December 21, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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

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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 face, the opportunities they […]

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