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December 15, 2016

Flag Flown Over USS Arizona Memorial Comes to Mayo Clinic Health System Site

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When retired Master Sergeant Guy Rex decided to re-enlist in the U.S. Army in 1996, he was given his choice of where he’d like that re-enlistment to take place. His brother was serving in another branch of the U.S. military at the time, and after he and Guy were both stationed in Hawaii, they decided […]

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Tags: Guy Rex, Mayo Clinic Health System


November 22, 2016

La Crosse Area Quilt Guild Members Stitch a Little Love Into Their Work

By In the Loop In the Loop

Pop into a meeting of the La Crosse Area Quilt Guild and you’ll see beautiful, intricate quilts and hear plenty of talk about tools and techniques. You’ll also hear talk about community needs. That’s because the guild is more than a sewing club. The members aren’t just quilting for themselves — they’re also quilting for […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System


November 8, 2016

Project SEARCH Connects Young Adults With Disabilities to Job Opportunities

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Like many people who work in health care, Meredith Kieffer’s favorite part of the job is getting “to spend time with patients,” she recently told the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. According to the paper, working in a hospital was a lifelong goal for Meredith, a 19-year-old with a bright and ready smile. It’s a goal she […]

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Tags: Dawn Kirchner, Guy Finne, Jennifer Steffes, Mayo Clinic Health System, Project SEARCH


August 30, 2016

Spina Bifida Doesn’t Keep Ty Wiberg From Competition

By In the Loop In the Loop

Having Olympic withdrawal? Us, too. That’s why we were excited to find out the competition in Rio isn’t quite over yet. The 2016 Summer Paralympics will take place Sept. 7–18, and from the looks of this promotional (and toe-tapping) trailer, the games will feature athletes every bit as inspiring as their Olympic counterparts. (Trust us, […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System, Spina Bifida, Ty Wiberg


April 19, 2016

New Center Honors Sister Leclare Beres, La Crosse Health Care ‘Icon’

By In the Loop In the Loop

How do you appropriately  honor someone who spent a lifetime devoted to improving the care and well-being of others? Someone considered one of the “most revered health care icons” in La Crosse, Wisconsin? If you’re Mayo Clinic, you build a new center in their name so that a) that person’s spirit lives on; and 2) […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System, Sister Leclare Beres


March 8, 2016

‘Live Life Like a 3-1 Count’ — Near Miss Changes Perspective for Sport Enthusiast

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Chris Willaert has been an athlete and coach for most of his life, and he has taken his share of hits along the way. But nothing he experienced on the playing field or wrestling mat compared to what he felt one afternoon at work last May. Chris was “talking with a couple of co-workers when […]

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Tags: Dr Lyle Joyce, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo One


February 11, 2016

Mayo Clinic Health System Program Helps Homeownership Dreams Come True

By In the Loop In the Loop

Cassie and Tyler Woodward were “just looking” when they went to an open house showing of a single-family home in the Washburn neighborhood in La Crosse, Wisconsin. But after they stepped inside, “just looking” began to slide toward “well, maybe” for the first-time homebuyers. “We came in here, a little hesitant at first, but as […]

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Tags: Community, Housing, Mayo Clinic Health System


February 4, 2016

By Listening to Her Heart, Retired Educator Beat the Odds

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Gayle Kleppe spent her career as an elementary school teacher and principal. And though she’s now retired, she’s still an educator at heart. Now it’s all about the heart, as the self-described “heart disease survivor,” is on a mission “to educate and help others” about heart disease risks, after it nearly silenced her. Her journey that […]

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Tags: cardiology, Dr Andrew Calvin, Dr Fearghas O'Cochlain, Mayo Clinic Health System


January 26, 2016

Nurse, Grandmother, Cancer-Survivor Runs to Inspire Others to ‘Rethink the Impossible’

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Helene Neville started running after a cancer scare in the mid-1990s. And she hasn’t stopped since. After surviving three brain surgeries (the third, at Mayo Clinic), chemotherapy and radiation, Helene decided to push her body in another way: by running a marathon. She’s run more than 20 since then. And in 2010, she set out […]

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Tags: Cancer, Mayo Clinic Health System


January 19, 2016

Friends, Colleagues Honor Physician With Final Run

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Last year, we checked in with David Eitrheim, M.D., after he had finished his 90th marathon — miles he ran while living with a terminal cancer diagnosis. We were saddened to learn that Dr. Eitrheim recently “completed the race of his life,” on Jan. 1. “Finishing time,” according to his lovingly written obituary, “was 58 […]

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Tags: Dr. David Eitrheim, Mayo Clinic Health System


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