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June 15th, 2017

Coordination Helps Jim Kissinger Get the Comprehensive Care He Needs

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Trying to manage a variety of serious medical conditions on his own was a daunting task. But now, thanks to his Mayo Clinic Health System care coordinator, Jim Kissinger has a knowledgeable partner to turn to when he needs some help.

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Tags: Care coordination, Jon Andersen, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


March 23rd, 2017

Dylan Walling Survives Crash and Exceeds Expectations in Recovery

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As much as she’d like to forget Sept. 15, 2016, it’s a day Julie George will never be able to erase from her memory. That day, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, woman’s 21-year-old son, Dylan Walling, was riding his motorcycle on a highway en route to his grandmother’s house when the unthinkable occurred. A slow-moving manure […]

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Tags: Dr. David Ciresi, Dr. James Banich, Emergency medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


October 17th, 2016

Diagnosis and Treatment of Chiari Malformation Spurs Nikki Prins to Reach Out to Others

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Oct. 23, 2015, is a date that Nikole Prins will always remember. It’s the day she finally learned the reason for the bizarre symptoms she had been dealing with for more than half her life. Nikki precisely recalls the time she heard the news. It was 1:24 in the afternoon when her doctor called with […]

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Tags: Chiari Malformation, Dr. Grant Mallory, Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna, Neurology & Neurosurgery


October 13th, 2016

After Motorcycle Crash, Surgical-Assistant-Turned-Patient Sees Hospital With New Eyes

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As a first surgical assistant for 23 years with Mayo Clinic Health System, Shari Callaghan was trained to provide the utmost in care to her patients. But the 55-year-old resident of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, says she didn’t fully grasp the quality of care Mayo patients receive until she became one herself. For 31 years, Shari […]

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Tags: Dr. Bradley Grewe, Emergency Department, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury


August 2nd, 2016

Tree Farmer’s Passion for the Outdoors Thrives Thanks to Palliative Care Team

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Roger Conklin has a passion for being outdoors. A tree farmer for more than 50 years, Roger looks forward to the changing seasons and experiencing the cycle of planting, growing and harvesting. Over the last two decades, however, health concerns have made his outdoor activities more challenging. During that time, Roger has undergone hip and […]

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Tags: Hip replacement, Knee Replacement, Mayo Clinic Health System, Palliative care, Prostate Cancer


January 15th, 2016

Stroke at 36 Comes as Shock, Reveals Deeper Issues

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Scott Gunderson is a typical working father of three young children. His days typically are full of meetings, play dates, golf games and helping manage his busy family’s calendar. You likely wouldn’t guess that the 38-year-old from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, is a stroke survivor and heart valve patient.

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Tags: Eau Claire, Endocarditis, Mayo Clinic Health System, stroke


July 20th, 2011

Ron Woodside: Resilient tornado Survivor

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The giant couldn’t crush Ron Woodside’s spirit. The giant — an EF4 tornado that dropped from the sky on June 17, 2010 — destroyed his home and took away the irreplaceable — his wife of 18 years. But Woodside, 77, has survived and thrived. Ron and Kathy Woodside lived in rural Albert Lea, Minn., and […]

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Tags: 5299, 5325, 5335, Albert Lea, Mayo Clinic Health System, Ron Woodside


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