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July 14, 2022

Smudging ceremonies help Native American patients heal

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Mayo Clinic is committed to meeting patient needs, including their spiritual needs. For many Native American patients, that includes a healing ceremony called smudging. Valerie Guimaraes, a patient experience ambassador, helps coordinate smudgings and provides other support to Native American patients. Sylvia Winanz’s hospital room at Mayo Clinic was full of state-of-the-art medical equipment keeping […]

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Tags: Art Owen Smudging Room, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Valerie Guimaraes


December 21, 2020

Voices of Mayo: Valerie Guimaraes on her calling to help Native American patients

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Valerie Guimaraes, a patient relations specialist in Executive and International Medicine, shares the story of how she has found her calling to help Native American patients who come to Mayo Clinic. Voices of Mayo is a series that highlights Mayo staff and their stories, exploring their diverse backgrounds, the challenges they face, the opportunities they […]

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