Mayo Clinic Hospital

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[...]

By In the Loop • February 27, 2020

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[...]

By In the Loop • February 20, 2020

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[...]

By In the Loop • May 14, 2019

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[...]

By In the Loop • April 25, 2019

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[...]

By In the Loop • January 17, 2019

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[...]

By In the Loop • January 8, 2019

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[...]

By In the Loop • December 4, 2018

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[...]

By In the Loop • November 27, 2018

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[...]

By In the Loop • November 15, 2018

To be competitive in the world of powerlifting, it takes consistency and focus — traits that Luke Hanifen says also are essential in his job[...]

By In the Loop • October 9, 2018