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Some Holiday Wishes and Perhaps a Song

December 24, 2019

Some Holiday Wishes and Perhaps a Song

By In the Loop In the Loop

What with it being a holiday week and all, we wanted share a holiday message from a couple of our favorite Mayo musicians, Drs. Elvis Francois and William Robinson, who recently posted a rendition of “Oh Holy Night” along with this:  To the patients who will be in and out of hospital for the holidays […]

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Mayo Staff Channel the Clauses to Bring Holidays to the Hospital

December 24, 2019

Mayo Staff Channel the Clauses to Bring Holidays to the Hospital

By In the Loop In the Loop

Ever wonder how Santa knows where to find all the good girls and boys who end up in the hospital at Christmastime? Turns out, he has an advance team: Mrs. Claus. The missus — also known as retired Child Life Specialist Jane Heser — stopped by Mayo Clinic Children’s Center earlier this month and did […]

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Tags: Bob Smith, Dave Cahill, Jane Heser, Mary McCoy, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Paula Wagner, Tara Lodermeier


Forty Years of Patient Care End on a High Note for Gary Campbell

December 19, 2019

Forty Years of Patient Care End on a High Note for Gary Campbell

By In the Loop In the Loop

After more than 40 years at Mayo Clinic and 60 years overall in health care, Gary Campbell, a nurse in Psychiatry and Psychology, is calling it a career.

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Tags: Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Gary Campbell, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Patient and Provider Form Unique Bond in Fight Against MS

December 5, 2019

Patient and Provider Form Unique Bond in Fight Against MS

By In the Loop In the Loop

As a new physical therapist, Annie Stoecklein’s first patient with MS was Carl Hohman. Seven years later, the two continue to work together, supporting each other through life’s ups and downs.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, multiple sclerosis, Physical Therapy


Resident Uses 3D Printer He Bought, Himself, to Improve Surgery

December 5, 2019

Resident Uses 3D Printer He Bought, Himself, to Improve Surgery

By In the Loop In the Loop

Neurosurgery resident William Clifton, M.D., believed so strongly that 3D-printed models would be helpful in training surgeons that he purchased his own 3D printer to get started.

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Tags: Dr. William Clifton, J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Magazine, neurosurgery


Lost and Found: Helping a Patient's Spouse Return a Borrowed Wheelchair

November 26, 2019

Lost and Found: Helping a Patient’s Spouse Return a Borrowed Wheelchair

By In the Loop In the Loop

After listening to a patient’s husband explain how a wheelchair he had borrowed went missing, Paul Albrecht gave the man one of his business cards — and a promise to help.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Mayo Clinic Model of Care, Paul Albrecht, Shirley Spreeman


Neurologists' Annual Trip to Ethiopia Honors Ongoing Commitment to Global Health Care

November 21, 2019

Neurologists’ Annual Trip to Ethiopia Honors Ongoing Commitment to Global Health Care

By In the Loop In the Loop

After reading about Ethiopia’s lack of neurological care, James Bower, M.D., joined others in an effort to turn that around, including developing a neurology learning program for local physicians.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders, Dr. James Bower, Dr. Julie Hammack, Dr. Paola Sandroni


Steve Grinnell: Staying Ahead of Parkinson's Disease One Ping Pong Game at a Time

November 19, 2019

Steve Grinnell: Staying Ahead of Parkinson’s Disease One Ping Pong Game at a Time

By In the Loop In the Loop

Since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Steve Grinnell has worked hard to stay active, stepping up his table tennis game and, thanks to co-workers, testing his skills outside his home.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Parkinson's disease, Steve Grinnell


Dog Days Bring Joy to Staff in Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

November 19, 2019

Dog Days Bring Joy to Staff in Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

By In the Loop In the Loop

Tammy Schmit was looking for a way to lift the spirits of her team when she had an idea: invite Mayo Clinic’s Caring Canines to bring their unique brand of cheer to the staff.

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Tags: Caring Canines, Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Kaitlyn Maidl, Tammy Schmit


Surprise Party for 85-Year-Old Nurse Who Shows No Signs of Slowing Down (or Retiring)

November 14, 2019

Surprise Party for 85-Year-Old Nurse Who Shows No Signs of Slowing Down (or Retiring)

By In the Loop In the Loop

Donna Alger has been a nurse for more than 60 years, the last 14 in Mayo Clinic’s Pre-Operative Evaluation Clinic. Her colleagues recently helped her celebrate her 85th birthday.

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Tags: Donna Alger, Dr. Richard Gray, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Nursing


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