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Couple Finds New Direction Through Healthy Living Program, Volunteering

March 15, 2018

Couple Finds New Direction Through Healthy Living Program, Volunteering

By In the Loop intheloop

Dave and Elaine Mendelin had retired to their dream home on the shores of Lake Superior when a trip to Rochester changed their future for the better.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Diet, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, volunteers


Mayo Hospice Volunteer Cookie Baking Tradition Continues

December 14, 2017

Mayo Hospice Volunteer Cookie Baking Tradition Continues

By In the Loop intheloop

Last week, as in years past, volunteers with Mayo Clinic Hospice came together to bake Christmas cookies for hospice patients who are no longer able to.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Hospice Program, volunteers


'A Serenade to What Human Beings Can Accomplish'

November 28, 2017

‘A Serenade to What Human Beings Can Accomplish’

By In the Loop intheloop

Joanne Jackson Yelenik first came to Mayo Clinic in 1995. She’s returned again and again from her home in Israel, and tells us it’s the caring as much as the care that brings her back.

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Tags: Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, volunteers


Angel Gowns Turn Bridal Gowns Into Priceless Gifts for Infants and Their Families

November 9, 2017

Angel Gowns Turn Bridal Gowns Into Priceless Gifts for Infants and Their Families

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo nurses put their hearts into making beautiful dresses they hope no one will ever wear.

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Tags: Kelsey Chesney, Lynn Gaber, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, neonatal intensive care unit, volunteers


February 2, 2017

From Pediatric Cancer Patient to Advocate (and More)

By In the Loop intheloop

Hanna Hughes was a “super active” teenager and played soccer for Rochester Lourdes High School when she started having hip pain. At first, doctors suspected a pulled muscle and recommended physical therapy. But the pain persisted, and an MRI revealed the reason: Hanna had a tumor in her hip. A grapefruit-sized tumor.

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Tags: Bone Cancer, Dr. Peter Rose, Osteosarcoma, volunteers


February 9, 2016

Talking Shop With Sister Antoine, 102

By In the Loop intheloop

Whether recalling the first kidney dialysis procedure at Saint Marys Hospital, talking about teaching nursing students at the bedside, or discussing her thoughts on the key to longevity, Sister Antoine Murphy has a quiet grace that reflects the institution she’s served for 78 years. This month, the good Sister, who turned 102 in January, celebrates her […]

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Tags: Nursing, Saint Marys Hospital, Sister Antoine Murphy, Sisters of Saint Francis, volunteers


April 23, 2015

A Life Volunteered — Celebrating 60 Years of Service to Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Even as big-check presentations go, one that happened this week at a Mayo Clinic volunteer recognition event in Rochester was a doozy. The volunteers presented a check in the amount of $3,478,250 to Jeff Bolton, vice president, Administration, at Mayo Clinic. The check, which represented 143,079 hours of volunteer service on Mayo’s Rochester campus in […]

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Tags: Billie Neeham, volunteers


March 4, 2014

Who’s that cat in the funky hat?

By Elizabeth Harty, Sr Communications Specialist meharty

If we didn’t have birthdays, it wouldn’t have been the 110th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ big day. And if he’d never been born, well then it might have been a wee bit odd for a fellow in a red-and-white-striped hat to be reading to youngsters at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center. But we do have […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, volunteers


January 14, 2014

Joining the 100-gallon club

By In the Loop intheloop

The Energizer Bunny’s got nothing on Carroll Sharp of Jacksonsville, who, since the late 1960s, has been going and going and going … to donate blood. As the Florida Times-Union and First Coast News report, all that donating has earned him a spot as the newest member of The Blood Alliance at Mayo Clinic’s “100-gallon […]

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Tags: Blood Alliance, blood donation, Carroll Sharp, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Odette Struys, volunteers


December 10, 2013

Haiti, revisited

By In the Loop intheloop

It’s been almost four years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake ripped Haiti apart, leaving, by some accounts, more than 250,000 people dead, another 300,000 injured, and more than 1 million without homes. The country’s hospitals were hit hard. And even though certain things have improved, Mary Wehde, who has traveled to Haiti three times with […]

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Tags: Haiti, Mary Wehde, volunteers


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