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

February 15, 2021

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


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

February 15, 2021

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

January 12, 2021

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


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

December 21, 2020

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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Physician recalls phenomenal experience working with Arizona Coyotes team in the COVID-19 bubble

December 8, 2020

Physician recalls phenomenal experience working with Arizona Coyotes team in the COVID-19 bubble

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John Tokish, M.D., spent 10 days in August living with the Arizona Coyotes in Edmonton, Alberta, as the team participated in the Stanley Cup playoffs. As head orthopedic physician, Dr. Tokish was in charge of keeping players healthy, while remaining isolated from the outside world during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs are […]

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Tags: Dr. John Tokish, Orthopedic Surgery


In a Word: Adam Savage on making people smile, being a part of something good

December 1, 2020

In a Word: Adam Savage on making people smile, being a part of something good

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This column spotlights the kinds of people you think about when you think about Mayo Clinic. They’ve answered questions, serious and otherwise, so you can know them better. You see them at bedsides. Behind desks. You may spot them walking down a hall or sprinting across a lobby, making every effort to look like they’re […]

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Tags: Adam Savage, Mayo Clinic Pharmacy


Postcards from anywhere: Banding together in new ways, even gathering in a garage

November 16, 2020

Postcards from anywhere: Banding together in new ways, even gathering in a garage

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With more people working remotely these days, people are banding together and adapting to working in new ways, connecting with colleagues differently. It may look different, but that feeling of connection, of doing important work, together, remains. In the coming weeks, the News Center will bind some of these new experiences in a scrapbook of […]

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Tags: Jolene Young


Honoring Nurse's 40 Years of Service With a Proper Send-off, Even During COVID-19

May 7, 2020

Honoring Nurse’s 40 Years of Service With a Proper Send-off, Even During COVID-19

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Carol Nash was retiring from Mayo Clinic after 40 years of service, and her co-workers made sure she had a proper send-off even during COVID-19.

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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’

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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

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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


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