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Patient Care Assistant Makes Snow Angel for Hospitalized Patient

January 17, 2019

Patient Care Assistant Makes Snow Angel for Hospitalized Patient

By In the Loop intheloop

A bright, clean blanket of snow covered the ground outside Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus one Sunday in December. It was the kind of snowfall that delights kids — and the kid in many adults. When a patient on the third floor Rehabilitation Unit looked out her window and saw the wonderland below, she […]

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Tags: Kirby Rosenberg, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Paula Wagner, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Saint Marys Campus


Sister Gives Brother a Christmas Gift (of Life) To Remember 

January 8, 2019

Sister Gives Brother a Christmas Gift (of Life) To Remember 

By In the Loop intheloop

Christmas came early for Kevin O’Connor, who has lived with polycystic kidney disease his entire life. He received a kidney from his sister on Christmas Eve.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Polycystic Kidney Disease


When Family and Friends Can't, Volunteers Step in to Make Sure No One Dies Alone

December 4, 2018

When Family and Friends Can’t, Volunteers Step in to Make Sure No One Dies Alone

By In the Loop intheloop

Patients nearing the end of life often have loved ones who can be by their side and offer comfort. But when they don’t, Mayo volunteers make sure the patient is not alone.

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Tags: Lisa Brink, Lynn Stolp, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services, No One Dies Alone Program, Saint Marys Campus, volunteer


Year of Service Turns Into a Second Career for Volunteer Manager

November 27, 2018

Year of Service Turns Into a Second Career for Volunteer Manager

By In the Loop intheloop

After 25 years as an elementary school teacher, Marie Aaberg took a year sabbatical to volunteer at Mayo Clinic. It ended up being a life changing decision.

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Tags: Marie Aaberg, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Young Volunteers Program, Saint Marys Campus


Phyllis Helgeson, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Extraordinaire

November 15, 2018

Phyllis Helgeson, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Extraordinaire

By In the Loop intheloop

For more than 30 years, Phyllis Helgeson has been volunteering at Mayo Clinic, going above and beyond to connect with patients and help wherever she’s needed.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services, Phyllis Helgeson, Saint Marys Campus


Meet Luke Hanifen, Mayo's Powerlifting Pharmacy Tech

October 9, 2018

Meet Luke Hanifen, Mayo’s Powerlifting Pharmacy Tech

By In the Loop intheloop

To be competitive in the world of powerlifting, it takes consistency and focus — traits that Luke Hanifen says also are essential in his job as a pharmacy tech at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Luke Hanifen, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Peggy Hanifen, Pharmacy, Saint Marys Campus


Glads to Go - Hope and Healing Bloom in the Fields of John and Barb Meyer

September 11, 2018

Glads to Go – Hope and Healing Bloom in the Fields of John and Barb Meyer

By In the Loop intheloop

In just over 10 years, John and Barb Meyer have gone from a few gladiola bulbs to a few acres of gladiolas, which they gladly give away to patients and nursing home residents each week.

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Tags: Dr. Andrew Vaughn, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus


Pharmacy Tech and Young Cancer Patient Bond Over Bad Jokes

August 30, 2018

Pharmacy Tech and Young Cancer Patient Bond Over Bad Jokes

By In the Loop intheloop

Nine-year-old Gabe Carranza and Mayo pharmacy tech Adam Savage don’t quite remember how it all began, but swapping one-liners when they see one another now never gets old.

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Adam Savage, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Pharmacy, Saint Marys Campus


Victim of Violent Attack Helped by Mayo Cardiologist (and Fellow Gamer)

June 5, 2018

Victim of Violent Attack Helped by Mayo Cardiologist (and Fellow Gamer)

By In the Loop intheloop

When Mayo Clinic Cardiologist Jeff Geske, M.D., saw news reports of a violent robbery that left a fellow video game enthusiast with a fractured skull, he knew he needed to do something to help.

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Tags: brain injury, Dr. Jeff Geske, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Saint Marys Campus


You've Got Mail: Mailroom Staff Put the Needs of the Patient (and Their Mail) First

May 1, 2018

You’ve Got Mail: Mailroom Staff Put the Needs of the Patient (and Their Mail) First

By In the Loop intheloop

Staff in the mailrooms across Mayo Clinic are constantly busy, delivering around 90,000 pieces of mail each day. But they’re never too busy for a little detective work on behalf of a patient.

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Tags: Appointment Office, Barb Macvey, Mailroom, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus


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