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June 22, 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 17, 2010

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

By amy amy

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 26, 2010

Austin Medical Center Receives Best Hospital Workplace Award

By Randy Schwarz Randy Schwarz

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 21, 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


May 7, 2010

An “Ideal” Employer

By Randy Schwarz Randy Schwarz

Every year, college students from around the country participate in a survey sponsored by Universum Communications to determine which companies they aspire to work for. More than 56,000 undergraduate students have spoken and Mayo Clinic has once again been listed as an “Ideal” employer. Not only has Mayo maintained the #20 overall ranking for the […]

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Tags: human resources, ideal employer, Jobs at Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic


April 9, 2010

The Heart of Mayo Clinic in Florida

By Jennifer Lineburg Jennifer Lineburg

Almost two years after the opening of the new hospital on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, employees still get pumped up about working in the state-of-the-art operating rooms (ORs). The cardiothoracic surgery team has two designated heart operating rooms, each averaging more than 700 square feet in size, spacious by OR standards. They are equipped with ceiling-mounted high-definition monitors and two […]

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March 5, 2010

A Tribute to the Mayo Clinic by Thomas D. Stewart, M.D.

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Mayo innovation and teamwork changed my life not once , but twice, nearly 60 years ago. I am writing this tribute to express my gratitude to the Mayo Clinic and staff who helped me. As a ten year old I had developed Volkmann’s contracture after breaking my left arm. This rare complication destroyed my forearm […]

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Tags: Patient Story


February 1, 2010

Our organizational heart is our competitive advantage

By Yvette martin Yvette martin

In late 2009, Mayo Clinic was named an America’s Best Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Patients who were surveyed said Mayo’s nursing staff in Phoenix, Arizona, “always listen carefully, give clear explanations and are courteous.” Barbara, a registered nurse at Mayo’s hospital in Phoenix, shares her perspective on our competitive advantage below: Following […]

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Tags: Arizona, Best Places to Work, Employee Stories, human resources, Nurses, nursing, nursing jobs


January 21, 2010

Mayo Clinic Named to Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” List

By Lee Aase Lee Aase

For the seventh straight year, Fortune magazine has named Mayo Clinic to its “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Mayo came in at #55, up eight spots from last year. In a related article called “Creative recession solutions,” the magazine highlighted a few initiatives from employees that helped Mayo reduce expenses in these difficult economic […]

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Tags: Best Places to Work, Employees, Fortune, Mayo Clinic


December 23, 2009

The Excitement of Graduation

By Jennifer Lineburg Jennifer Lineburg

It’s always exciting to see someone graduate from school — whether it’s a high school graduate embarking on life or a college graduate who feels liberated from school and eager to start a new career. To me, the most exciting time is when I get to meet the newly graduated nurses. They are filled with such enthusiasm for […]

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