May 10, 2018

Veteran nurses reflect on their careers

By Karl W Oestreich

KAAL
by Dan Conradt

“My mother died of cancer when I was young, and that kind of really pushed me into it," Sandy Johnson said. She and Pat Blake are both on the KAAL 6 News Rochester Logonursing staff at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. “We are here to take care of people in every way that they need help, whether it be spiritual, emotional, medical, social," Pat Blake said. “And what keeps me up at night is having someone that is really sick, and you think about what you've done during the day, you think now could I have done something differently," Sandy Johnson explained.

Reach: KAAL-TV is the ABC affiliate for the Rochester, MN - Mason City, IA, market. The station is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting Inc.

Context: Every year, more than 1 million patients from all 50 states and nearly 150 countries choose Mayo Clinic for their medical care. Mayo Clinic has a legacy of inspiring hope and contributing to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research. Mayo Clinic nurses practice in 60 specialties across a variety of locations, including Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; Rochester, Minnesota; and Mayo Clinic Health System in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. You can read more about Mayo Clinic nursing careers here.

Contact: Rick Thiesse

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