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July 16, 2012

From resident to fellow…in social media.

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Social media can be a scary, intimidating thing. The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media offers hands-on, rigorous training sessions to those who would like to apply social media to their work and make it a little less scary. Anyone can attend, including Mayo Clinic employees and volunteers, but also external professionals. I attended the […]

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Tags: Center for Social Media, Intern, Katie Streater, residency, Social Media


February 1, 2012

Minnesota Twins’ Winter Caravan Visits Saint Marys Hospital

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

On Thursday, January 26, the Minnesota Twins’ 52nd annual Winter Caravan made a private stop at Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys Hospital. Players Joe Mauer and Danny Valencia, as well as radio broadcaster Cory Provus, attended the event, visiting patients at the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital. They signed baseballs and took photos with patients and […]

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Tags: Cory Provus, Danny Valencia, Joe Mauer, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital, Minnesota Twins, Pediatrics, rotationplasty, Saint Marys, Winter Caravan


October 31, 2011

Kent Alexander’s Beautiful Voice

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Many patients have a fond musical memory from Mayo Clinic’s Gonda Atrium. Patients and employees will often be seen taking a break by playing piano or singing. Some musicians that have touched many lives over the years on the piano are known on YouTube as the Cowans and the 15-yr. old pianist. Recently, a musician touched […]

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Tags: Atrium, beautiful, Gonda, Kent Alexander, music, Piano, sing, voice


October 12, 2011

Time Capsule 25: A Three-Part Video Series, Celebrating the Voice of Florida

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

October 1986 marked a very important time in Mayo Clinic’s history. This was the year that Mayo Clinic opened its first campus outside of Rochester, Minn. The new campus, located in Jacksonville, Florida, opened its doors to patients on October 13, 1986. As the 25th anniversary of the Florida campus drew closer, patients, staff and […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoFL25


October 11, 2011

Mayo Comes to Florida, Makes Headlines in the 80s

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Mayo Clinic broke grounds on the Florida campus in 1985, opening their doors to patients on October 13, 1986. Meanwhile this new “unadvertised clinic in a forest” was making headlines throughout the United States. (Click on the headline below to read its article) Keep up with the latest in Florida’s 25th celebrations: Blog posts tagged […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoFL25


October 3, 2011

Florida’s 25th: The Land for the Campus

By Matt Derechin matt derechin

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Florida campus makes me think of the gift that started it all:  the land for the campus. The Davis family donated all 400 acres that we have today, and it’s just beautiful. More importantly, it contributes to our patient care. Everyone – patients, staff, and volunteers – enjoy the […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoFL25


September 28, 2011

Prepping for Mayo’s 25th Anniversary in Florida

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Mayo Clinic is nearing a big milestone in Florida. On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Florida campus turns 25. The medical center campus in Jacksonville was the first extension of Mayo Clinic beyond Rochester, Minn. In preparation for the anniversary celebration, we turned lose a “film crew” and “reporter” to quiz staff about Mayo’s history on […]

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Tags: Florida, Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoFL25, Video


September 15, 2011

Mayo Clinic in Florida Celebrates 25 Years of Caring this October

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

This year Mayo Clinic in Florida celebrates their 25th anniversary, first opening the doors in October of 1986. We know the campus has touched many lives over the years for patients, staff and the community in Jacksonville, Florida and its surrounding area. Our patients, staff and volunteers, who have been the most integral part of […]

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Tags: Florida, MayoFL25


September 8, 2011

A Touch of Kindness Leaves a Lasting Memory

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

For the past five years, brothers Matt and Scott Conklin, along with many other motorcyclists, have traveled to Rochester from Glencoe, Minn., to raise money for the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital. The event has been a big hit year after year with young children from the hospital being able to watch the parade of […]

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Tags: autism, Candace Rotert, helmet, Jacob Rotert, kindness, Matt Conklin, memory, motorcycle, Scott Conklin


May 6, 2011

‘His and Her’ Weight Loss Surgeries Spawn Healthy Lifestyle Changes

By Lynn Closway lynn closway

‘His and Her’ Weight Loss Surgeries Spawn Healthy Lifestyle Changes -Arizona couple loses pounds, inches, old habits after Mayo Clinic surgeries Not many people who struggle with weight issues are proud to show off their “before” photos – especially when the “before” clearly communicated a need for change. A major life change. But change, fueled […]

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Tags: 5255, 5333


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