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Items Tagged ‘Teamwork’

August 10, 2012

Teamwork makes the routine extraordinary

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard (@susanashephard)

There was no doubting the value of the team approach on the early morning of Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in the Ambulatory Surgery Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. In what was otherwise a fairly routine procedure — cataract removal — this time required the assistance of the ophthalmologic surgeon, nurses, a cardiologist and a […]

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Tags: 1234, Arizona, cataract surgery, cataracts, Dave Patel, James Billingsley, Mayo Clinic, mcimg, mcvid, Patient Story, Teamwork

September 7, 2010

Having a Heart: My Mayo Moment

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

As a new Mayo Clinic employee, I had a particular notion of what it meant to become a part of the clinic even before I started. During the orientation process, various people shared anecdotes relating the strong heritage and culture of Mayo Clinic. Each story spoke to why Mayo Clinic is one of the most […]

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Tags: Cardiology, Employee Stories, Florida, Teamwork

May 12, 2010

The Health Benefits of Pets

By Barbara Sorensen Barbara Sorensen (@barb sorensen)

According to scientific research, being in the presence of a pet can have many benefits.  In fact, the simple act of petting an animal can lower a person’s blood pressure.  In the medical profession, there are many physicians who recognize the positive impact a pet can have for an owner who may be hospitalized or […]

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Tags: Jack the Dog, multidisciplinary team, pets, Service Dog, Teamwork, therapy dog

May 7, 2010

Dr. Jack the Helping Dog

By Barbara Sorensen Barbara Sorensen (@barb sorensen)

When thinking of ways to share what makes Mayo special, Matt Dacy (a Mayo employee) along with a handful of colleagues decided on a children’s book. They didn’t have to look far for inspiration. They looked to Dr. Jack, a very special member of the Mayo Clinic care team. In mid-April, I had the opportunity […]

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Tags: Children's book, History of Mayo, Jack the Dog, Mayo Brothers, Mayo Model of Care, Service Dog, Teamwork

December 25, 2009

Warmth on Cold Snowy Days

By Barbara Sorensen Barbara Sorensen (@barb sorensen)

As a life-long Minnesotan, I look forward to winter. No, I don’t like bitter, below zero temperatures, and I am definitely not a fan of shoveling anything more than a couple inches of snow. However, I do enjoy other aspects of the season — going cross country skiing, seeing snow on the branches of the […]

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Tags: Teamwork, winter in Minnesota

June 10, 2009

Walking in Rhythm

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

You often hear the old adage that nurses are caring and compassionate. It’s true, but what does it mean? How do you show it, how do you express it, and what defines compassion and caring? Transplant Services on Mayo 3 South on the Florida campus has a clear understanding of this terminology.

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Tags: Florida, Nurses, nursing, Teamwork

April 7, 2009

Mayo Synchronicity, Part II: Mayo’s Arizona employees take Gold!

By Yvette martin Yvette martin (@yvette martin)

Well, I was right. The AZDBA dragon boat race competition last weekend was a success! Even better, Mayo Synchronicity took Gold in the Corporate team race and Bronze in one of the mixed team division races. Our win was greater than the Gold medal because it was accomplished with the same shared teamwork, collaboration, and […]

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Tags: Arizona, Diversity, dragonboat, employee activities, Teamwork, wellness

March 23, 2009

“We’re calling it ‘Planet Mayo,’ it’s so unlike any other medical institution”

By Catherine Benson Catherine Benson (@catherine benson)

Albert and Mary Errato came to Mayo Clinic in February 2009 when Mary was facing another major operation. After a series of infections and complications, Mary’s foot had been amputated in 2007 at an orthopedic hospital in New York City. She was scheduled for another operation, this time to possibly extend the amputation from mid-calf, […]

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Tags: 5299, 5308, amputation, Amputee, Charter House, Errato, Mayo Clinic, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitiation, Physical Therapy, Planet Mayo, PM&R

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