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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’

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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


Couple Creates Easy Way to Give to the Homeless

February 11, 2020

Couple Creates Easy Way to Give to the Homeless

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Charlotte Mack has looked for ways to give to her community since arriving in the U.S. as a young child. She and her husband launched a company that makes it easy for anyone to help the homeless.

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Tags: Charlotte Mack, Dr. Anwar Mack, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services


Celebrating Life: 100 is Just a Number for This Busy Volunteer

September 19, 2019

Celebrating Life: 100 is Just a Number for This Busy Volunteer

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Staff and volunteers in Arizona gathered to celebrate Muriel Lippman’s birthday in the office where she’s been reporting to work for nearly 20 years.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services


Volunteering at Mayo Clinic a Family Affair for Lynn and Siri Olson

April 11, 2019

Volunteering at Mayo Clinic a Family Affair for Lynn and Siri Olson

By In the Loop In the Loop

Lynn Olson and her granddaughter Siri have more in common than just a last name. Both are passionate about helping others, and volunteering at Mayo gives them the opportunity to do that.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services, Mayo Clinic Young Volunteers Program


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


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


Volunteer Gig Becomes Labor of Love for Former Teacher

September 11, 2018

Volunteer Gig Becomes Labor of Love for Former Teacher

By In the Loop In the Loop

Pete Ingvarsson’s role in Mayo’s Caring Hands program is more than just giving hand massages to patients and visitors. It’s also being a listening ear during some of their darkest moments.

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Tags: Caring Hands, grand mal seizure, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital


Volunteers Create Distraction Pads to Help Keep Patients Busy and Safe

July 31, 2018

Volunteers Create Distraction Pads to Help Keep Patients Busy and Safe

By In the Loop In the Loop

Since 2016, volunteers in the Mayo handicrafters group have been creating distraction pads and other items that help reduce anxiety and agitation in patients.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Lorina Welper, Mary (Lisa) Brink, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services


Lynn Benrud’s Story Proves You Never Know Where Volunteering Might Take You

April 12, 2018

Lynn Benrud’s Story Proves You Never Know Where Volunteering Might Take You

By In the Loop In the Loop

Lynn Benrud was covering her weekly lunchtime volunteer shift at Mayo Clinic when she met the man she was going to marry. Seven years after their first meeting, her husband is now a Mayo volunteer, too.

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Tags: Art Bernard, Lynn Benrud, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services


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