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Hospice Volunteers Bring Sunshine Through Service to Patients

May 7, 2019

Hospice Volunteers Bring Sunshine Through Service to Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

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


Hospice Team Goes 'Above and Beyond' To Help Patient Attend Family Wedding

January 17, 2019

Hospice Team Goes ‘Above and Beyond’ To Help Patient Attend Family Wedding

By In the Loop intheloop

When Glenn Zell’s Mayo hospice team learned that one of his goals was to attend his grandson’s wedding, they went out of their way to make sure it happened.

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Tags: Emily Black, heart failure, Mayo Clinic Hospice Program, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Honoring Military Patients With a Final Salute

July 3, 2018

Honoring Military Patients With a Final Salute

By In the Loop intheloop

A new program within palliative care at Mayo Clinic is helping to formally honor and recognize military veteran patients for their service to their country in their last days of life.

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Tags: Final Salute, Mayo Clinic Hospice Program, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Palliative Medicine


Mayo Hospice Volunteer Cookie Baking Tradition Continues

December 14, 2017

Mayo Hospice Volunteer Cookie Baking Tradition Continues

By In the Loop intheloop

Last week, as in years past, volunteers with Mayo Clinic Hospice came together to bake Christmas cookies for hospice patients who are no longer able to.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Hospice Program, volunteers


Veteran's Pinning Ceremony Brings Closure, Gratitude to Hospice Patient and His Family

November 7, 2017

Veteran’s Pinning Ceremony Brings Closure, Gratitude to Hospice Patient and His Family

By In the Loop intheloop

Through the We Honor Veterans program, veterans in hospice care at Mayo Clinic are offered a pinning ceremony to honor their service to the country.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Hospice Program, Veterans Mayo Employee Resource Group


December 6, 2016

Hospice Holiday Program Gives Gift of Comfort to Grieving Families

By In the Loop intheloop

If you’re to believe advertisers and certain enduring tunes, the holidays are “the hap-happiest season of all.” But that’s not the case for everyone — and especially not for those missing someone special around the table. “The holiday season can be a challenging time for families who have lost a loved one,” says Dianne Axen, […]

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June 28, 2016

Hospice Program Helps Grieving Families Create Memory Bears in Honor of Loved Ones

By In the Loop intheloop

Jody Jensen has many wonderful memories of her mother, Mary. One of her favorites is from a surprise 40th anniversary party for Mary and her husband, Dennis, held on “a beautiful fall day with the corn in the field” almost ready for harvest. There was “a hayride and bonfire with s’mores,” remembers Jody. “It was […]

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Tags: Jeanne Petroske-Atkinson, Mayo Clinic Hospice Program


December 17, 2015

Hospice Volunteers Bring Holiday Cheer (and Cookies) to Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the holidays? If you said, “cookies,” congratulations! You’re just as food obsessed as we are here at In the Loop. Christmas cookies were also recently on the minds of a group of Mayo Clinic Hospice volunteers in Rochester. As was the spirit of […]

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July 30, 2015

Recognizing Hospice Patients With One Final Salute

By In the Loop intheloop

In 1956, Ed Schuck was deployed to Panama with the United States Army, working in communications. “We got the messages in from the White House” and other places, Schuck recently told KAAL-TV. He shared that story, along with other memories from his time in the service, during a pinning ceremony organized by We Honor Veterans, […]

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September 9, 2014

Patient says hospice program is ‘for living, not dying’

By In the Loop intheloop

Used with permission, Post-Bulletin Company Some people think hospice care is for people who are dying. Hospice patient Judye Carlsen-Reiland isn’t one of them. “Hospice is a program for living, not dying,” Carlsen-Reiland wrote recently in a poem published in part in the Rochester Post-Bulletin. She was inspired to write her poem after meeting resistance […]

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