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Singing Surgeon: 'The Only Way to Overcome This Pandemic Is For Us to All Come Together As One'

March 31, 2020

Singing Surgeon: ‘The Only Way to Overcome This Pandemic Is For Us to All Come Together As One’

By In the Loop In the Loop

Mayo Clinic’s Elvis Francois, M.D. — a.k.a. “The Singing Surgeon” — and his piano playing colleague William Robinson, M.D., shared a new message of hope that has reached millions of people.

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Tags: Dr. Elvis Francois, Dr. William A. Robinson, Orthopedic Surgery, Resident


'Our Purpose is to Inspire Hope:' Chaplain Services Finding New Ways to Connect amid COVID-19

March 26, 2020

‘Our Purpose is to Inspire Hope:’ Chaplain Services Finding New Ways to Connect amid COVID-19

By In the Loop In the Loop

In the face of COVID-19, Rev. Elizabeth (BJ) Larson says Chaplain Services staff in Rochester continue caring for patients, visitors and staff. It just looks different.

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Tags: Chaplain Services, Rev. Elizabeth BJ Larson


Retired Physician Shares Wartime Memories in "From Mayo Clinic to Vietnam: Memoirs of a Physician Serving in the War"

March 17, 2020

Retired Physician Shares Wartime Memories in “From Mayo Clinic to Vietnam: Memoirs of a Physician Serving in the War”

By In the Loop In the Loop

Just a week after agreeing to join the staff at Mayo Clinic, Dr. James Donadio was drafted and sent to Vietnam, where he was a commissioned captain running a renal intensive care unit for wounded soldiers.

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Tags: Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Dr. James Donadio, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Mayo Clinic Glass Shop Celebrates 100 Years

March 17, 2020

Mayo Clinic Glass Shop Celebrates 100 Years

By In the Loop In the Loop

In the 100 years that Mayo Clinic has had its own glass shop in Rochester, Steve Anderson is just the third person to hold the title of scientific glassblower.

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Tags: Glassblowing, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Steve Anderson


Childhood Diagnosis Inspires Twin Sisters to Become Nurses and Bonds Family Through Generations

March 12, 2020

Childhood Diagnosis Inspires Twin Sisters to Become Nurses and Bonds Family Through Generations

By In the Loop In the Loop

Michelle and Angie Dowd were introduced to Mayo Clinic as young children, when Michelle received treatment for Hirschsprung’s disease. The experience made a lasting impression on both women.

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Moir, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato


After Loss, Bereavement Keepsakes Wrap NICU Families in Love and Support

March 10, 2020

After Loss, Bereavement Keepsakes Wrap NICU Families in Love and Support

By In the Loop In the Loop

Since 2013, Mayo Clinic NICU colleagues have sewn bereavement blankets and bags to help comfort families through some of the hardest times of their lives.

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Tags: Amie Benson, Laura Coons, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, NICU, Nuring


Mayo Teleworkers Discover They're Neighbors and Have More in Common Than a Zip Code

March 10, 2020

Mayo Teleworkers Discover They’re Neighbors and Have More in Common Than a Zip Code

By In the Loop In the Loop

Nearly 3,100 Mayo Clinic staff telework at least part time from their homes. By chance, three of them discovered they are neighbors in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

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Tags: Alicia Bartz, Amy White, Colin Fly, Development Communications, Global Business Solutions


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

February 25, 2020

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

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


The Art of Caring: Memorable Interaction Highlights Importance of Patient Experience

February 13, 2020

The Art of Caring: Memorable Interaction Highlights Importance of Patient Experience

By In the Loop In the Loop

Years ago, Karee Munson had an interaction with a physician that was so memorable she uses the story as a teaching tool for new staff. In a twist of fate, the two recently met again, this time as colleagues.

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Tags: Dr. Rhonda Sallaway, Karee Munson, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Mayo Clinic Values, Office of Patient Experience, Palliative Medicine


Researcher Finds Meaning in Volunteering With Pediatric Patients: 'My Heart Feels Full'

February 13, 2020

Researcher Finds Meaning in Volunteering With Pediatric Patients: ‘My Heart Feels Full’

By In the Loop In the Loop

Merrick Ducharme’s Thursday mornings as a volunteer at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center are never the same, but one thing is consistent: his appreciation for what he learns from the kids.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Merrick Ducharme, volunteer


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