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Mayo Surgeon's Son Participates in Flyover for President George H.W. Bush

January 15, 2019

Mayo Surgeon’s Son Participates in Flyover for President George H.W. Bush

By In the Loop intheloop

In September 2011, during a celebration event honoring the 100th anniversary of the Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery, a seemingly innocent exchange between attendees — one of whom happened to be a former U.S. president — greased the wheels for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the son of one Mayo orthopedic surgeon.

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Tags: Dr. Bernard Morrey, Dr. William Shaughnessy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Orthopedic Surgery


Our Favorite Stories of 2018

December 27, 2018

Our Favorite Stories of 2018

By In the Loop intheloop

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.) Since […]

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Blanket Drive is About More Than Keeping Patients Warm

December 20, 2018

Blanket Drive is About More Than Keeping Patients Warm

By In the Loop intheloop

Seth Bayles set out to collect 100 blankets to give to patients going through dialysis. But when the word spread, donations started rolling in, and Seth and his family were able to donate nearly 500 blankets.

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Phil Fischer, kidney disease, kidney donation, Kidney transplant


Transforming ECG Education Is Not All Fun and Games, Except When It Is

December 11, 2018

Transforming ECG Education Is Not All Fun and Games, Except When It Is

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo Clinic resident Anthony Kashou, M.D., has taken it upon himself to teach health care providers near and far the fundamentals of reading ECGs, all in the name of improved patient care.

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Tags: Alicia Pfeilsticker, Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Adam May, Dr. Anthony Kashou, Dr. Peter Noseworthy, Education, Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Doctor Heeds the Call, Ensures Ed Sheeran Fan Can Hear Concert

December 4, 2018

Doctor Heeds the Call, Ensures Ed Sheeran Fan Can Hear Concert

By In the Loop intheloop

Kate Fossum and her mom had traveled far to hear Ed Sheeran in concert, only to realize they forgot the supplies for Kate’s cochlear implants. A late-night call to Mayo turned their luck around.

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Tags: Cochlear Implant, Dr. Lane Anzalone, ENT, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


When Family and Friends Can't, Volunteers Step in to Make Sure No One Dies Alone

December 4, 2018

When Family and Friends Can’t, Volunteers Step in to Make Sure No One Dies Alone

By In the Loop intheloop

Patients nearing the end of life often have loved ones who can be by their side and offer comfort. But when they don’t, Mayo volunteers make sure the patient is not alone.

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Tags: Lisa Brink, Lynn Stolp, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services, No One Dies Alone Program, Saint Marys Campus, volunteer


Arts at the Bedside Provides a Different Way of Healing

November 29, 2018

Arts at the Bedside Provides a Different Way of Healing

By In the Loop intheloop

A program that connects patients with writers, visual artists and musicians at Mayo Clinic offers a type of care that has nothing to do with tests or treatments.

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Tags: Arts at the Bedside, Center for Humanities in Medicine, Jenna Whiting, Lynn Borkenhagen


'Pints for Preemies' Challenge Helps Mayo's Youngest -- and Tiniest -- Patients

November 27, 2018

‘Pints for Preemies’ Challenge Helps Mayo’s Youngest — and Tiniest — Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

The importance of blood and organ donation has always been apparent to ICU nurse Jenny MacIntyre. But when her daughter was born more than three months early, her appreciation for donors grew.

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Tags: Jenny MacIntyre, Katy Maeder, Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program, Mayo Clinic Connect, neonatal intensive care unit, World Prematurity Day


Year of Service Turns Into a Second Career for Volunteer Manager

November 27, 2018

Year of Service Turns Into a Second Career for Volunteer Manager

By In the Loop intheloop

After 25 years as an elementary school teacher, Marie Aaberg took a year sabbatical to volunteer at Mayo Clinic. It ended up being a life changing decision.

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Tags: Marie Aaberg, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Young Volunteers Program, Saint Marys Campus


Mark Wentz Taps Himself to Answer the Call to Service

November 8, 2018

Mark Wentz Taps Himself to Answer the Call to Service

By In the Loop intheloop

Hearing that there was a shortage of buglers to play taps at military funerals, Mark Wentz learned the instrument so he can honor vets with the traditional bugle call.

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Tags: Mark Wentz, Mayo Employee Resource Group


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