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Dominican Sister: Serving Patients Is 'A Reminder That God Is Everywhere'

February 27, 2020

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

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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


Rochester Restaurants Rally to Save Lives Through 'Fun and Friendly' Competition

January 30, 2020

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

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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


Ambulance From Mayo Clinic Finds New Life in Haiti

November 7, 2019

Ambulance From Mayo Clinic Finds New Life in Haiti

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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


Ensuring the Franciscan Values Survive

November 7, 2019

Ensuring the Franciscan Values Survive

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


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

October 3, 2019

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

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


Gentle Wings Offers Families Photos That Comfort and Heal

September 19, 2019

Gentle Wings Offers Families Photos That Comfort and Heal

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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


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

September 3, 2019

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

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


Driving Simulator Highlights Real-Life Dangers of Distracted Driving

August 8, 2019

Driving Simulator Highlights Real-Life Dangers of Distracted Driving

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


Hospice Volunteers Bring Sunshine Through Service to Patients

May 7, 2019

Hospice Volunteers Bring Sunshine Through Service to Patients

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Tom and Pat Purcell felt they had been given a gift when a family member survived a cancer diagnosis. The couple decided to give back by caring for others when they need it most.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Mayo Clinic Hospice Program, volunteers


Mayo Clinic Offers New Hope to Patients With COPD

April 18, 2019

Mayo Clinic Offers New Hope to Patients With COPD

By In the Loop In the Loop

Wayne Peterson came to Mayo knowing it may be his last chance to find relief from COPD. What he didn’t know was that he’d be the first in Minnesota to undergo a new, life changing lung procedure.

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Tags: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Care, Dr. Eric Edell, Dr. Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, Emphysema, Interventional Pulmonology, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


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