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Mayo Clinic Health System Nurses Become Mankato's Newest Dancing Stars

February 25, 2020

Mayo Clinic Health System Nurses Become Mankato’s Newest Dancing Stars

By In the Loop In the Loop

Twenty-one nurses made up the dance crew that took home Grand Champion honors and raised more than $10,000 for the American Red Cross during this year’s Dancing with the Mankato Stars event.

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Tags: Dancing with the Mankato Stars, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Nursing


Pediatric Cancer Survivor Plans to Become Nurse to Help Kids Like Her

February 6, 2020

Pediatric Cancer Survivor Plans to Become Nurse to Help Kids Like Her

By In the Loop In the Loop

As a child, Lydia Pankratz spent more than two years in and out of the hospital for cancer treatment. The care she received from staff at Mayo Clinic inspired the now 19-year-old to go into nursing.

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, anemia, Mayo Clinic Connect, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Nursing


Nurse Sews Pouches for Patients in Secret (Until Now)

February 4, 2020

Nurse Sews Pouches for Patients in Secret (Until Now)

By In the Loop In the Loop

For more than seven years, Mayo Clinic cardiac nurse Grace Miller has anonymously sewn and donated hundreds of the handmade pouches that are given to patients with temporary pacemakers.

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Tags: Grace Miller, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Nursing, Pacemaker, volunteer


'We Just Acted:' Mayo Nurses Help Rescue Couple After Witnessing Car Accident

January 23, 2020

‘We Just Acted:’ Mayo Nurses Help Rescue Couple After Witnessing Car Accident

By In the Loop In the Loop

Three Mayo Clinic nurses were heading back to Rochester from a class in La Crosse when a car in front of them went off the road and rolled onto its side. The trio pulled over and jumped into action.

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Tags: Emily Radcliffe, Kasi Reed, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Nursing, Saralyn Squillace


Surprise Party for 85-Year-Old Nurse Who Shows No Signs of Slowing Down (or Retiring)

November 14, 2019

Surprise Party for 85-Year-Old Nurse Who Shows No Signs of Slowing Down (or Retiring)

By In the Loop In the Loop

Donna Alger has been a nurse for more than 60 years, the last 14 in Mayo Clinic’s Pre-Operative Evaluation Clinic. Her colleagues recently helped her celebrate her 85th birthday.

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Tags: Donna Alger, Dr. Richard Gray, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Nursing


Nurse Makes Chicago-Style Hot Dog for Dying Patient

May 30, 2019

Nurse Makes Chicago-Style Hot Dog for Dying Patient

By In the Loop In the Loop

Brittany Burnham, a nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare, knew her patient didn’t have much time left, so she took it upon herself to create a meal he’d been craving.

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Tags: DAISY Award, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Nursing


Chris Heesch: Nurse Manager by Day, Gourmet Chef by Night

June 12, 2018

Chris Heesch: Nurse Manager by Day, Gourmet Chef by Night

By In the Loop In the Loop

Shortly after starting his nursing job at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Chris Heesch was looking for a creative outlet outside of work. He’s found that, and more, in cooking.

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Tags: Chris Heesch, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Nursing


Heather Bird: From Transplant Patient to Mayo Clinic Transplant Nurse

May 31, 2018

Heather Bird: From Transplant Patient to Mayo Clinic Transplant Nurse

By In the Loop In the Loop

Heather Bird had planned to become a teacher. Instead, this summer she’ll start her career as a nurse at Mayo Clinic, where she had a lifesaving liver transplant and was inspired by her care.    

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Tags: cirrhosis, Heather Bird, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Nursing, porphyria


Healthy Habits You Can Sing Along With

October 19, 2017

Healthy Habits You Can Sing Along With

By In the Loop In the Loop

Lauren Iudiciani checks on her patient, making sure the girl and her mother have everything they need. She then brings in a four-legged visitor to say hello, leaves the room and starts singing. For Iudiciani, a nurse at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus, it’s just another day at the office. (Well, except for the singing part.) 

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Tags: Healthy Living, Nursing, Wellness


Mother's Career Move Inspires Daughter to Pursue Nursing

June 6, 2017

Mother’s Career Move Inspires Daughter to Pursue Nursing

By In the Loop In the Loop

As a young girl, Taylar Olson watched her mother go through nursing school while raising five kids. Taylar soon found herself following in her mother’s footsteps. 

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Nursing, Patricia Olson, Taylar Olson


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