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January 5, 2016

Saving Jackson – Rallying Around Patient When Delivery Takes a Frightening Turn

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

  After their youngest child, Jackson, was born, Tyler and Stacy Thiede received a congratulatory card in the mail from the hospital staff who helped with the delivery. That may be common practice these days, but Tyler and Stacy say the card they received from staff at Mayo Clinic Health System — Red Cedar in Menomonie was […]

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Tags: Dr Christopher Ott, Dr Nathan Rich, Dr Robyn Endrud, Kate Bergmann, Mayo Clinic Health System


November 3, 2015

Fishing Takes a Back Seat While Physician Helps Injured Paddler

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Robert Key, M.D., and his brother Tim were fishing on Caribou Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness shortly after sunrise on Sept. 21, when they spotted a member of their fishing party frantically waving them back to shore. Once ashore, they were introduced to Bette Braem, 56, who was no doubt happy to […]

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Tags: Dr Robert Key, Mayo Clinic Health System


October 20, 2015

Celebrating Thousands of Treasured Moments

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

After finishing college and medical school in his native Ohio, and five years of residency in Chicago, Laurence Nace, M.D., could have gone in a number of different directions with his medical career. But after a stint in the Twin Cities, he opened a practice in Austin, Minnesota. That was 1985. A few years later, […]

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Tags: Dr Laurence Nace, Mayo Clinic Health System


September 10, 2015

‘Miracle Mick’ Back On His Feet After Accident

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

It happened so fast. Mackenzie “Mick” Caron was driving a friend home from a hockey game back in January, when he lost control of his car. “We hit a patch of black ice, and the car went off the road and tumbled eight times,” he tells WQOW-18 TV in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. “I was thrown […]

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Tags: Dr T.K. Schiefer, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mick Caron


September 1, 2015

‘Recovery’s Got Talent’ Event Helps Remove the Stigma of Addiction

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Before she fell into drug addiction 20 years ago, Jayne Stout loved to sing. “I was a wedding and funeral singer,” she says. “I did that for about three years.” But when she started using methamphetamine, or meth, Jayne’s singing — and everything else she loved doing — stopped. “I dropped all of my hobbies,” […]

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Tags: Fountain Centers, Mayo Clinic Health System


August 20, 2015

Patient Comes for Monthly Checkup, Leaves a Smile, Every Time

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Most of us don’t necessarily look forward to trips to a hospital or clinic to have our blood tested. But that’s life for 43-year-old Jason Krekula. Jason, who was born with Down syndrome, suffered a “cardiac episode” three years ago. He had emergency surgery, but two blood clots remain in his heart, and that means […]

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Tags: Hometown Health, Mayo Clinic Health System


July 30, 2015

Nurses Use Design Skills to Take Caregiving to New Level

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

He’s not Tom Hanks. And he’s certainly not stranded on a deserted island. But like Hanks’ character in the movie, “Cast Away,” Steve Hofstede does have his own trusted companion named “Wilson.” And it’s all thanks to his chemotherapy nurses at Mayo Clinic Health System — Northland in Barron, Wisconsin. According to the Barron News-Shield […]

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Tags: Cancer, Mayo Clinic Health System


July 21, 2015

Mayo’s MedEx Program Helps Patient Turn Pain Into Opportunity

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Carlee Jo Vonderheid had her first surgery when she was eight months old. That procedure, while successful in removing an extra toe from each foot, left her with a lingering pain in her right foot. Over the years, that made it increasingly difficult for her to do the one thing in life that she most […]

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Tags: Dr Mark Herr, Mayo Clinic Health System


July 14, 2015

Simulator Puts Distracted Drivers to the Test

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Think you can pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time? (Go ahead. We’ll wait.) How about text and drive at the same time? (Wait, don’t try that one. Please.) “You can’t do one job well while focusing on another,” says Peggy Sue Garber, trauma and injury prevention coordinator at Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Dr Brian Bartlett, Dr Greg Kutcher, Mayo Clinic Health System


July 9, 2015

iNEED Program Turning Providers Into Electronic Record Rock Stars

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

The idea first took shape on a napkin. Joel Gordon, M.D., a Family Medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, had been troubled by the fact that with all the certifications at Mayo, there was no way for care providers like himself to be certified in their knowledge and use of Mayo’s electronic […]

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Tags: Dr. Joel Gordon, Mankato, Mayo Clinic Health System, medical record


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