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April 24th, 2017

Mayo Clinic Mentors Build Confidence in Young Technovation Participants

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When Zulbiye Jorgensen, a project manager in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Connected Care, began mentoring a team of Byron, Minnesota, high school girls in 2016 as part of the international Technovation Challenge, she asked the girls what careers they were considering. 

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Tags: Center for Innovation


January 23rd, 2017

Aboard Floating Hospital, Bringing Medical Help to Poorest Nations

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Brittany Blake, a nurse anesthetist at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, has participated in many international missions trips over the past five years. But her recent experience as a volunteer with Mercy Ships, an international faith-based organization that sends floating hospitals to some of the poorest nations is the world, was different than any of her […]

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Tags: Brittany Blake, Volunteer


January 9th, 2017

Mayo Medical Volunteers Find Perspective by Changing Lives in Ecuador

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

For years, Kallie Howerton and Kate Hudson had been listening to Kate Welp talk about the mission trips to Ecuador she organizes every year. The nurses work together on the Cardiovascular Surgery Progressive Care unit at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, Saint Marys Campus. “My preceptor planted the seed,” says Howerton, who has worked at […]

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Tags: Giving Back, Medical Missions, Volunteer


January 17th, 2014

Dr. David Fleischer: Treating Esophageal Cancer in Kenya

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Esophageal cancer is a challenging enough condition to treat at the best medical centers in the U.S. When the condition affects scores of people in a developing country in eastern Africa, the challenge is all the more demanding. David Fleischer, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and his colleagues, working in collaboration with […]

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Tags: Africa, Arizona, Cancer, David Fleischer, David Fleischer MD, Dr. Fleischer, esophageal cancer, esophagus, Kenya, radio frequency ablation, RFA, Tenwek Hospital


October 21st, 2013

Couple crosses country to help fellow patients

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Sunny and Bill Meadows moved from Arkansas to Minnesota to volunteer their time to help other patients. “We hope that by giving back in this way, we can express our appreciation for all Mayo Clinic has done for us,” they say.      On the surface, Sunny and Bill Meadows’ move from Fayetteville, Ark., to […]

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Tags: 1737, 3786, 5291, 5335, Charter House, dialysis, kidney, Lupus, organ donation, Transplant, Transplant House, Volunteer


July 23rd, 2013

A Double Blessing: The Mexican Red Cross Donation

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

As an international patient coordinator at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, I have had many opportunities to work with patients to ensure that they receive the best medical care and attention. Helping patients is our number one priority at the International Patients Center. Last year, we had a unique opportunity to reach beyond our four walls […]

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Tags: Arizona, Carlos Bloch, Cruz Roja, David Reidy, Donation, International Patients Center, Los Mochis, Mexican Red Cross, Mexico, Mila Vargas, Robert Ferrigni, Sinaloa


July 19th, 2013

Harmonica Helps Pulmonary and Lung-Transplant Patients Breath Easier

By Lauren Venoy LaurenVenoy

After surviving two separate lung transplant procedures in 2005 and 2008, musician Larry Rawdon is sharing new ways of healing through music with other patients at Mayo Clinic in Florida. It was, after all, music that led him to Mayo Clinic and aided in his recovery after he was diagnosed in 2002 with idiopathic pulmonary […]

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Tags: 3790, 5254, 5314, 5324, 5334, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, Cesar Keller, Florida, Harmonica, Larry Rawdon, lung transplant


May 22nd, 2013

Mayo Clinic Young Volunteers – W.E. C.A.R.E.

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Volunteering at Mayo Clinic is an awesome opportunity and our Mayo Clinic Young Volunteers here in Rochester, Minn., are proud to be part of this world-class institution. Team Leaders on our MCYV Council wanted to showcase some of the qualities of our volunteers, and W.E. C.A.R.E. is an acronym that represents these qualities. I completed […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, MCYV, Rushil Patel, WE CARE, Young Volunteers


December 10th, 2012

Fifty Years of Saving Lives

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

David Bakken’s blood donation “career” had an inconspicuous start. Years ago, his young daughter needed eye surgery, and he donated blood as a way to help pay for the surgery. “At that time, they paid $25 for each donation,” Bakken recently told KAAL-TV. But the thing is, Bakken didn’t stop. He kept donating. And donating. Now, 50 […]

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Tags: Award, blood donor, David Bakken, Donation, Manish Gandhi, Mayo Clinic, Sean Hong


October 25th, 2012

What Volunteering at Mayo Clinic Means to Me

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Many experiences in my life have impacted the way I look at the world and all of the different people around me. I have realized that the world is so much bigger than just me and my family. Working together with each of our strengths and weaknesses can bring about extraordinary hope and progress. A […]

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Tags: Alison Miller, Volunteer


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