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January 27, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Philanthropy Right Under My Nose

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

“I live in Rochester, MN. I live very close to the downtown area, which means I can easily walk a few blocks and be submerged in Mayo Clinic history and the future of medicine and science. As I was looking up at the Gonda building, I became ashamed. I didn’t know who was behind the […]

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Tags: Development, donate, generous, give, Gonda


October 31, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Kent Alexander’s Beautiful Voice

By MakalaArce 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


February 22, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Patients Inspired New Integrated Space for ENT Practice in Minnesota

By Elizabeth Rice 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


May 25, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic “Octogenarian Idols” Appear on Good Morning America

By Lee Aase Lee Aase (@LeeAase)

Marlow and Frances Cowan, the Iowa couple whose piano duet in the atrium of Mayo Clinic’s Gonda building has been viewed more than 2 million times since April 7, were featured this morning, May 26, on Good Morning America, live from ABC’s Times Square studio in New York. I had an opportunity to interview Mr. and […]

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Tags: Atrium, Frances Cowan, Gonda, Marlow Cowan, Mayo Clinic, music, Older couple, Piano


April 23, 2009 · 238 Comments

A Bite of Life…

By Jodi Hume Jodi Hume (@jodi hume)

When I think about my family’s history with the Mayo Clinic, I immediately think of the kitchen ceiling in my childhood home, where a pale orange circle about the size of a basketball is forever stained into the plaster. Most people probably wouldn’t even notice it’s there, but we do. It has a story, of […]

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Tags: Gonda, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories, Piano


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