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November 14th, 2012

Loving care, answered prayers and a bake sale

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

For Carey Deacon, the support of co-workers along with her daughter’s medical care reaffirmed her decision to return to work at the “only place she felt passionate about.” Carey Deacon sped from her mother’s graveside to the emergency room with her 15-year-old daughter, Catherine, doubled over in pain beside her in the car. “I was […]

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Tags: Carey Deacon, Catherine Deacon, Charles Coddington, dermoid tumor, employee, Employment, Matthew Robertson, ovary, Surgery, tumor


June 16th, 2011

Inspired By My Mayo Clinic Patient Experience

By CSMMayo csmmayo

By: Sarah Gravina During the past few weeks, my Mayo Clinic experience has come full circle.  As a Public Affairs intern, I am able to now use my passion for Mayo Clinic from a new perspective.  My journey at Mayo Clinic began in May 2010. In February 2010, I was diagnosed with a rare inflammatory […]

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Tags: Florida, Patient Story


November 15th, 2010

My First Mayo Moments

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Every year, Mayo Clinic’s Public Affairs department welcomes a handful of university students who come to get some real world communications experience. The interns may be assigned any number of tasks, from drafting newsletter articles to handing out programs at events. Here’s a report from Lauren Taylor on her first day at Mayo Clinic: I […]

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Tags: internship, public relations, TV ad


November 12th, 2010

Patient Education Wins National Awards

By amy amy hahn sattler

Mayo Clinic’s Section of Patient Education won eight 2010 National Health Information Awards.  The educational material was created with team collaboration from various clinical areas and Media Support Services. Winners earned gold, bronze or merit awards. Booklets Pressure Relief Maneuvers (MC6479), Bronze Teens + Living Well:  Staying Healthy & Safe (MC5727-02), Bronze Pediatric Cohlear Implants […]

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Tags: Education


September 20th, 2010

Visit the Transparent Man at Mayo Clinic

By amy amy hahn sattler

The life-size, see-through Transparent Man stands in the Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, educating visitors about the body’s anatomy any physiology. Facts of interest about Mr. Transparent: The 1933 Chicago World’s Fair Mayo Clinic Exhibit introduced him The German Hygiene Museum of Dresden, Germany, created him He spent five […]

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August 11th, 2010

Sharing nursing knowledge

By Jenny LaMaster lamaster

Nurse publishing can significantly impact the quality of life for a patient. As registered nurses, we coordinate the care of our patients every day; however, we also impact patient care through collegial information sharing. The article, “Carnitine Deficiency: Implications for OR Nurses,” is one such example of how registered nurses’ scholarly activities and contributions to the nursing […]

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Tags: Employee Stories, Mayo Clinic, Nurses, nursing, Perianesthesia Nursing, Perioperative Nursing, Research, Rochester, surgical services


June 22nd, 2010

Being a Clinical Nurse Educator in the Surgical ICU

By Jennifer Lineburg jennifer lineburg

Teamwork is critical in Mayo Clinic’s Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU). Working right alongside the team of physicians, Clinical Nurse Educators work to plan and prep for the nursing skills associated with new processes and the use of the unit’s complex equipment. Working in such a high-tech, high-touch environment is rewarding and allows you to […]

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June 17th, 2010

Teens + Mayo Health Education = new visual, colorful and engaging design

By amy amy hahn sattler

Mayo Clinic’s teen patient education print materials have a new look. The goal of this new design is to help teens engage and take responsibility for their health care and lifestyle choices. The new design includes: Colorful pages Age-specific photos and other visuals Peer quotes Key health messages Short chunks of education content Patient education […]

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May 26th, 2010

Austin Medical Center Receives Best Hospital Workplace Award

By Randy Schwarz randyschwarz

Austin Medical Center (AMC) has been named the 2010 Best Hospital Workplace — small hospital category — by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA). The honor was presented to AMC staff and leaders on Friday, May 14 at the MHA annual awards ceremony in Minneapolis. AMC was one organization out of 18 individual and groups who […]

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Tags: Austin Medical Center, Award, Best Hospitals, Mayo Health System


May 21st, 2010

Transition from PCT to RN

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Before I became a nurse, I was a patient care technician (PCT) for two years while I was working to pass my nursing boards. I have learned so much about myself and my work ethic. I think working as a PCT humbled me. It taught me how much I care about patient rights and their […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Florida, nursing, patient care technician, pct


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