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August 4th, 2014

In a moment … a poem, and a vision of hope

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Sometimes the only way to respond to a thing of beauty is to pour your thoughts out onto the page. And that’s what Mayo Clinic patient Jerry O’Donnell, of Waterloo, Iowa, did after being moved, perhaps even changed, by experiencing the beauty of music in the atrium of the Gonda Building on Mayo’s Rochester campus. […]

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Tags: Cancer, Gonda Building, Piano


July 4th, 2011

Cowans living “Healthfully Ever After”

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

Just over two years ago, Marlow Cowan and his wife Frances became Internet sensations when a video of their piano duet at Mayo Clinic went “viral” after being posted here on Sharing Mayo Clinic. In less than two months, their video racked up more than two million views, and now stands at over 7.6 million […]

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Tags: Fran Cowan, Gonda Building, Marlow Cowan, Piano


February 22nd, 2010

Patients Inspired New Integrated Space for ENT Practice in Minnesota

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

The Mayo Clinic Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT, or ear, nose and throat) in Rochester, Minn. recently moved from their locations in three different buildings to one new, integrated space on the 12th floor of the Gonda Building. The new floor better serves patients by bringing ENT, audiology, cochlear implantation services, balance and vestibular testing and […]

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Tags: audiology, cochlear implants, Dr. Beatty, ENT, Gonda, Gonda Building, Holly Bowe, otorhinolaryngology, Porter Bowe


April 7th, 2009

Mayo Clinic Music Fun

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

We’ve highlighted the contributions of music to the healing environment at Mayo Clinic in some previous posts, but here’s another video from last fall that we discovered on YouTube. The exuberance of this older couple playing in the Gonda Building will brighten your day. For more background on how this video came to be, see […]

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Tags: Gonda Building, music, Piano


April 2nd, 2009

15-year-old Pianist Touches Hearts and Souls

By Catherine Benson catherine benson

Catherine Benson is a consultant in Public Affairs at Mayo Clinic. Alex Walton-Creutz began drawing crowds by playing the piano at Mayo Clinic when he was just eight years old and started coming to the clinic with his mother, Lynnette. Lynnette is a patient at Mayo and comes for treatment at least once a year. When […]

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Tags: Alex Walton Creutz, Beethoven, Gonda Building, Lynette Creutz, Mayo Clinic, medicine, music, pianist, Piano


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