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September 15, 2022

Bidding the Colonial Building farewell

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

The remaining section of the Colonial Building in Rochester is making way for a new structure connecting the Jacobson and Eisenberg buildings. Staff are sharing their memories of the building. Mayo Clinic’s skyline in downtown Rochester is changing. Demolition of the Colonial Building is underway as part of an expansion of proton beam therapy services […]

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Tags: Colonial Building, Jan Bruhnke, Lynelle Campeau, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Valmik Patel


June 1, 2022

In retrospect: Letter from bone marrow transplant recipient to her 19-year-old self celebrates survival

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Wendy Zins writes a letter to her 19-year-old self on the anniversary of her bone marrow transplant each year. The letter is a reminder and acknowledgment of the key people and things that helped her survive. Wendy Zins was 18, had just graduated from high school, and was looking forward to the next chapter in […]

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Tags: Bone Marrow Transplant, Dr. Louis Letendre, Dr. Morie Gertz


February 27, 2020

Dominican Sister: Serving Patients Is ‘A Reminder That God Is Everywhere’

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Sister Marie Anna Stelmach has been a Dominican Sister for 56 years, taking on roles of teacher, chaplain, nurse and missionary. Her current role is as a volunteer at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Franciscan heritage, Franciscan Sisters, Hand massage, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services, Saint Marys Campus


January 30, 2020

Rochester Restaurants Rally to Save Lives Through ‘Fun and Friendly’ Competition

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

From Feb. 3 to April 30, seven Rochester restaurants will participate in a competition designed to serve up as much lifesaving blood as possible for the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program.

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Tags: Battle of the Badges, Lauren E. Brown, Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program


November 7, 2019

Ambulance From Mayo Clinic Finds New Life in Haiti

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service’s recent donation will arrive in Carrefour, Haiti, next month after Chris Hedlund, an emergency medical technician, went the extra mile to make it happen.

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Tags: Chris Hedlund, Matt Will, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


November 7, 2019

Ensuring the Franciscan Values Survive

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

The Sisters of Saint Francis, who cared for patients alongside the Mayos and helped establish the values that guide Mayo Clinic, still influence how health care is provided today.

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Tags: Dr. Robert Brown Jr., Karis Award, Mayo Clinic Values, Mayo Clinic Values Council, Sisters of Saint Francis


October 3, 2019

‘Pints for Preemies’ Challenge Returns to Deliver More Life-Saving Blood Donations

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

The goal of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program’s upcoming campaign, Pints for Preemies, is to adequately supply Mayo Clinic with enough blood for its newest and tiniest patients.

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Tags: blood transfusion, Dr Justin Kreuter, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service, Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center, Mayo Clinic Connect


September 19, 2019

Gentle Wings Offers Families Photos That Comfort and Heal

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Dana Brennan Duffney, a desk operations specialist at Mayo Clinic, launched the nonprofit Gentle Wings to provide free photography sessions for families who have lost infants and those receiving care in the neonatal ICU.

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Tags: Dana Duffney, Gentle Wings, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, NICU, volunteer photographers


September 3, 2019

Fun With Mayo — Mayo Clinic in Pop Culture, a Retro Retrospective

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

The name Mayo Clinic is synonymous with great health care and is recognizable worldwide, which means it often shows up on screens large and small.

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Tags: History & Heritage, Med City Beat


August 8, 2019

Driving Simulator Highlights Real-Life Dangers of Distracted Driving

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Using a cell phone while driving is now illegal in Minnesota (and 18 other states), but if a ticket and fine aren’t enough to deter you, perhaps a distracted driving simulation will.

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Tags: distracted driving simulators, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Trauma Center


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