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Nurse Anesthetist Volunteers, Urges Others: Don't Forget the Bahamas

October 1, 2019

Nurse Anesthetist Volunteers, Urges Others: Don’t Forget the Bahamas

By In the Loop In the Loop

Michele Woodrum, a CRNA at Mayo Clinic, didn’t hesitate when a friend invited her to Hope Town in the Bahamas to provide health care to islanders after last month’s hurricane.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Florida, Michelle Woodrum, volunteer


Child Life Specialist and Her Family Care for Patients in Papua New Guinea

May 2, 2019

Child Life Specialist and Her Family Care for Patients in Papua New Guinea

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A six-month overseas mission trip with her family was life changing in many ways for Jenn Rodemeyer, including how she views her work as a child life specialist at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Child Life Specialist, Jenn Rodemeyer, malaria, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, tuberculosis, volunteer, YWAM Medical Ships


Unique Hospice Volunteer Team Comforts With Presence -- and Fur

April 16, 2019

Unique Hospice Volunteer Team Comforts With Presence — and Fur

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Jayne Boeding hadn’t planned on becoming a volunteer until life slowed down. But then golden retriever Brady joined her family, and Jayne immediately saw Brady’s pet therapy potential. Jayne Boeding and her golden retriever, Brady, walked to the door of the patient’s room and peered inside. The woman was sleeping. Or appeared to be. Then […]

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Tags: hospice, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, volunteer


Transplant Patient's Mother Becomes Mayo Volunteer

January 31, 2019

Transplant Patient’s Mother Becomes Mayo Volunteer

By In the Loop In the Loop

Kim Van Roekel is no stranger to Mayo Clinic. She’s spent more than a year in Rochester awaiting a heart transplant for her daughter, Becca, and volunteering her time at her home away from home.

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Tags: dextrocardia with situs inversus, heart failure, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Sisters Crossing Gift Shop, volunteer


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

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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


Retired Physician Puts Health in Hands of His Student — Four Decades Later

June 6, 2017

Retired Physician Puts Health in Hands of His Student — Four Decades Later

By In the Loop In the Loop

Don Scholz, M.D., supervised many resident physicians while he was on staff at Mayo Clinic. Nearly forty years later, Dr. Scholz needed treatment for a leaking heart valve and found himself in the care of a former student.  

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Don Scholz, Dr. John Bresnahan, Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, volunteer


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