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July 14, 2022

Smudging ceremonies help Native American patients heal

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Mayo Clinic is committed to meeting patient needs, including their spiritual needs. For many Native American patients, that includes a healing ceremony called smudging. Valerie Guimaraes, a patient experience ambassador, helps coordinate smudgings and provides other support to Native American patients. Sylvia Winanz’s hospital room at Mayo Clinic was full of state-of-the-art medical equipment keeping […]

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Tags: Art Owen Smudging Room, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Valerie Guimaraes

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