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January 18, 2022

‘In a Word’: Carmen Keller on finding courage, staying humble, more

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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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January 4, 2022

‘In a Word’: Cindy Finck on empathy, Franciscan sisters and more

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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: Cindy Finck, Dr. Ciara O'Sullivan, Dr. Daniela Stan, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Kimberly Corbin, In a Word, Susan Mundt


December 23, 2021

Tales from the archives: ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and a recipe for the holidays at Saint Marys

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Earlier this month, John Murphy from Public Affairs sat down with Sister Lauren Wienandt, archivist at Saint Marys, to talk holiday traditions. She let him in on a story handed down over the years by the Sisters of Saint Francis. Earlier in December, Sister Lauren was at her desk addressing one of her almost 500 Christmas cards, […]

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Tags: John Murphy, Saint Marys Hospital, Sister Lauren Wienandt, Sisters of Saint Francis Gingerbread Cookies


December 14, 2021

‘In a Word’: Cathy Agostino on finding inspiration in teamwork during challenges of COVID-19

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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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December 13, 2021

Saint Marys School of Nursing holds final reunion

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Nearly 350 alumni of the Saint Marys School of Nursing gathered for a reunion in Rochester this fall. The school’s last class was celebrating its last reunion. They share some of their recollections. When Virginia Simons Wentzel graduated from high school, she saw two possible paths forward. “Women either became teachers or nurses,” Wentzel says. […]

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Tags: Anne Hermanson Smith, Nancy Schares Weber, Saint Marys School of Nursing, Sister Generose Gervais., Sister Joseph Dempsey, Sister Mary Brigh, Virginia Simons Wentzel


December 2, 2021

‘In a Word’: Debra Bowe on making a difference the Mayo way, more

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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: Debra Bowe, In a Word


November 23, 2021

Child Life brings joy to Mayo’s youngest patients — and you can, too

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Child Life staff in Rochester have created an Amazon wish list with items to meet Child Life’s current needs. The program has made a big difference for 5-year-old Liam. On Oct. 20, Stephanie Kiefer and her 5-year-old son, Liam, made a special delivery to Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital: 28 Lego sets. There was a space shuttle and car […]

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Tags: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Child LIfe Program, Jennifer Rodemeyer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, Stephanie Kiefer


November 19, 2021

Sudden mental health crisis makes predoctoral student assess priorities, put his health first

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When James Jenkins found himself in the thick of a mental health crisis, he sought help to get to the root of the issue and find a path forward. It came on so quickly and without warning that James Jenkins didn’t quite recognize what was happening to him at the time. A Ph.D. candidate in […]

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November 16, 2021

‘In a Word’: Amy Lannen on learning the language that can reach people, more

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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: Amy Lannen, In a Word


November 4, 2021

Barking up the right tree: Mayo Clinic paramedics come to aid of injured dog

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When a dog was hit by a truck, Dina Colville and her colleagues at Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service in St. Cloud, Minnesota, got to work right away to treat their special patient. Dina Colville was in the right place at the right time. The place: Walgreens. The time: 8 p.m. Colville stood in line in […]

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Tags: Dina Colville, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service


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