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March 1, 2016

New Book, Exhibit Highlight Women Who Helped Shape Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop In the Loop

What started as a search for historical tidbits for a “Jeopardy-style game” about the role of women in Mayo Clinic’s history turned into something much more once Virginia Wright-Peterson, Ph.D., began looking through Mayo’s archives. “I started reading some of the stories, and I couldn’t believe it that as a local person and someone who […]

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Tags: Dr. Gertrude Granger, Dr. Harriet Preston, Eleanor Fry, History, Matt Dacy, Maud Mellish, Mayo Clinic Heritage Hall, Virginia Wright-Peterson, Women's History Month


October 8, 2015

The Mayo Memories of Sylvia Molstre, Age 104

By In the Loop In the Loop

At 104 years old, Sylvia Molstre has accumulated a few stories. And a few scars. And a few stories about scars. Like the tiny scar that marks the spot where she had her appendix removed one Sunday afternoon by “Dr. Chuck,” also known as Charles William Mayo, M.D., son of Dr. Charlie Mayo. (That story […]

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Tags: History


February 5, 2015

Remembering a Kind Gesture

By In the Loop In the Loop

It seemed like a small gesture. It was 1948, and a young boy was biding time in the hospital lobby at Saint Marys in Rochester, Minnesota, when one of the Sisters of Saint Francis took his hand and brought him to his father’s hospital room. In those days, young children weren’t allowed in hospital rooms, […]

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Tags: History, Saint Marys Hospital, Sisters of Saint Francis


December 16, 2014

Deck the Halls … and Lobbies

By In the Loop In the Loop

Read time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds It’s beginning to look at lot like the holiday season is upon us. Once again, the Plummer Building in Rochester has that Christmas tree sort of glow, the continuation of a holiday tradition. There are Love Lights at Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Northwest Wisconsin, as community members […]

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Tags: History, Holidays, Saint Marys Hospital, Sisters of Saint Francis


November 18, 2014

The Live POETS Society

By In the Loop In the Loop

It threw us a little off our rhythm, recently, when we learned there’s a group of Mayo poets that gathers each Friday in a meeting room in the Kahler Hotel in Rochester. Well, it’s a group of POETS, really, but we’ll come back to that. This past Friday, members of the little-known-but-not-that-secretive group gathered to […]

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Tags: Emeritus Staff, History, POETS Group


October 9, 2014

Opening a New Door at Mayowood

By In the Loop In the Loop

The picturesque driveway was lined with trucks, vans and other vehicles of the grounds crew and contractors putting the finishing touches on the historic mansion when we snuck into Mayowood with our cameras a couple weeks before the grand re-opening. We were greeted by the hum of power washers, the sounds of a skid loader, […]

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Tags: History, Mayowood


September 30, 2014

Saint Marys campus celebrates 125 years and counting

By In the Loop In the Loop

It’s the sort of story that’s surprising yet pretty much what you’ve come to expect from Mayo Clinic and the Sisters of Saint Francis. The Sisters and the Mayos joined forces to build a hospital to care for the medical needs of folks in Rochester, Minnesota, after the great cyclone of 1883. The Sisters said […]

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Tags: History, Saint Marys Hospital, Sister Generose Gervais, Sister Lauren Weinandt


June 17, 2014

Studiously maintaining a legacy

By In the Loop In the Loop

It’s the time of year when students around the country are trying to figure out (literally and figuratively) what to do with their “sheepskins” – the term used to refer to diplomas that hearkens back to the days diplomas were actually printed on sheepskins. (We missed that by a year or two.) The good folks […]

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Tags: History, Matt Dacy


June 10, 2014

What’s in the Mayo attic?

By In the Loop In the Loop

An attic speaks to the imagination. It brings to mind hidden treasures covered in dust (or maybe sheets). History waiting to be shared. A storage space with soul. So when a friend of In the Loop suggested we do a story on “Mayo’s attic,” we didn’t need a whole lot of convincing. But we learned […]

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Tags: Archives, Historical Unit, History, Sesquicentennial


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