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June 25, 2021 · Leave a Comment

‘In a Word’: Megan Hall on seeing beyond the surface, learning to accept praise

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

You see them at bedsides, behind desks. You may spot them walking down a hall or sprinting across a lobby, making every effort to look like they’re walking. You see them talking quietly with a patient and family, or sitting down with you at a meeting. They may be friends, teammates or someone you know […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Megan Hall, Nursing


February 25, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


February 6, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


February 4, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Nurse Sews Pouches for Patients in Secret (Until Now)

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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


January 23, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


November 14, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


May 30, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Nurse Makes Chicago-Style Hot Dog for Dying Patient

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


June 12, 2018 · Leave a Comment

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


May 31, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Heather Bird: From Transplant Patient to Mayo Clinic Transplant Nurse

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


October 19, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Healthy Habits You Can Sing Along With

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


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