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January 31, 2013

Grand Meadow to Lose Mayo Facility

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

For folks who might need to seek treatment in Grand Meadow, they will soon need to drive outside of their community. The Mayo facility in town is closing in March, when their doctor of three decades retires…While it’s just a setback for Sean Waugh, there’s another group of people that will be affected even more. […]

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Tags: care center, facility closing, Grand Meadow, KAAL, Sean Waugh


January 31, 2013

Dirckx Family Counts on Mayo Clinic Connection

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Greg Dirckx remembers his father traveling from Marshall, MN, for care at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. With four generations and his wife Judy’s Nebraska family using the clinic, Greg knows Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls is a community asset. “The convenience of having that connection to Mayo right here in our community, where we […]

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Tags: Cannon Falls Beacon, community asset, Mayo Clinic, travel


January 9, 2013

Surprising Teaching Tool in K-12 Science Education — Zebrafish Research

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

The world’s leading zebrafish researchers contribute to the community’s active global efforts to promote science education…”The emphasis is on teaching students how to think, rather than on what to think,” says Stephen Ekker, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Zebrafish and Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. “This issue will have a substantial impact well beyond the zebrafish […]

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Tags: Bio-Medicine, Dr. Stephen Ekker, science education, zebrafish



October 2, 2012

Medical Conferences Provide Bump for Local Economy

By Mystery User

Mayo Clinic’s Individualizing Medicine 2012 conference kicks off today, bringing more than health providers and commercial representatives. This conference, added to others recently, pushes Mayo’s local financial impact past the $1 million mark. Brad Jones, executive director of the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau, said final tallies aren’t in yet. RCVB estimates Mayo’s Transform, Cardiovascular […]

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Tags: Brad Jones, financial impact, Mayo Clinic Individualizing Medicine Conference, Post Bulletin, Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau


July 5, 2012

Heard on the Street: Mestad to Lead Destination Initiative

By Mystery User

Heidi Mestad is changing her title and her employer, though her job goal will remain — engaging the community. For the past five years, Mestad has been a high-profile figure with the  Rochester Downtown Alliance…It was announced this week that she is moving on to work for  Mayo Clinic as a manager of the new  […]

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Tags: Distination Medical Community, Heidi Mestad, Mestad, Post Bulletin, Rochester Downtown Alliance


May 18, 2012

Community Leaders Learn from Joplin Man’s Experience

By Mystery User

Here in Minnesota we know all too well just how quickly the weather can become dangerous. Having a plan is important but hearing what plans actually work from someone who has put it to the test is even more valuable… Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato Director of Public Affairs Kevin Burns says, “The worst thing […]

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Tags: Kevin Burns, KEYC, Mankato


May 14, 2012

Mayo, Sulzbacher Team to Offer Preventative Care to Under-Served

By Mystery User

Paula Moody cleans houses for a living and can’t afford health insurance. So, she is grateful for the free medical services she receives at the Beaches Community Healthcare Sulzbacher Clinic in Jacksonville Beach…In addition to the evening services, Mayo is also filling another need by offering special procedures to patients who otherwise might not have […]

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Tags: Beaches Community Healthcare Sulzbacher Clinic, Florida Times-Union, Floyd Willis, free medical services


April 2, 2012

Area Employers and Organizations Prepare to Help Veterans Find Employment

By Mystery User

As troops prepare to head home over the next few weeks and months, employers have been contacting Workforce Development asking how they can help. Mayo Clinic is one of those employers excited by the skills veterans bring to the table like leadership. Brent Bultema who is part of the Human Resources department at Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Brent Bultema, veteran employment, Workforce Development


February 14, 2012

“Strengthening the Heart of Georgia” Puts Women in Charge of their Heart Health

By Mystery User

Strengthening the Heart of Georgia – the first state-wide program in Georgia to train women heart disease survivors to be community educators and support network leaders for women living with heart disease through the WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium – will take place February 17-20  at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta…Sharonne Hayes, MD, […]

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Tags: heart disease, Sharonne Hayes, Strengthening the Heart of Georgia, WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium


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