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Dominican Sister: Serving Patients Is 'A Reminder That God Is Everywhere'

February 27, 2020

Dominican Sister: Serving Patients Is ‘A Reminder That God Is Everywhere’

By In the Loop In the Loop

Sister Marie Anna Stelmach has been a Dominican Sister for 56 years, taking on roles of teacher, chaplain, nurse and missionary. Her current role is as a volunteer at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Franciscan heritage, Franciscan Sisters, Hand massage, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services, Saint Marys Campus


Caring Hands Experience Turns Into Volunteer Opportunity for Paul Ray

February 20, 2020

Caring Hands Experience Turns Into Volunteer Opportunity for Paul Ray

By In the Loop In the Loop

Paul Ray was so inspired after staff helped calm his nerves just before surgery that he’s now a part of the Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services program called Caring Hands, which offers patients hand and arm massages.

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Tags: Caring Hands, Emergency Department, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services, Paul Ray, Saint Marys Campus


Years After Craniosynostosis Surgery, Mayo Clinic Patient Becomes Mayo Employee

May 14, 2019

Years After Craniosynostosis Surgery, Mayo Clinic Patient Becomes Mayo Employee

By In the Loop In the Loop

Tricia Mueller’s first experience at Mayo was as a 3-month-old who needed major surgery. Today she’s on the other end of care, at times sharing her story with patients so they know they’re not alone.

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Tags: Craniosynostosis, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Saint Marys Campus, Sandy Burke, Tricia Mueller


Walk of Remembrance Honors Organ Donors

April 25, 2019

Walk of Remembrance Honors Organ Donors

By In the Loop In the Loop

Caren Shank was her late husband Steve’s caregiver, supporter, and partner in raising awareness about causes he cared about, including organ donation. Even after his death, her dedication continues.

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Tags: Ascending Aortic Aneurysm, Gift of Life Transplant House, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Kari Koens, LifeSource, Lung Transplant, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, National Donate Life Month, Saint Marys Campus, Steve Shank, Tim Rasmusson


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 In the Loop

It had been more than 30 years since one Mayo patient had seen snow, and she wondered aloud what it would be like to see a snow angel. Patient care assistant Kirby Rosenberg was happy to oblige.

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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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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

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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 In the Loop

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


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