Items Tagged ‘Florida Times-Union’

January 10, 2019

Mayo doctor specializes in American Indians, cancer

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union by Matt Soergel She was 5 years old when her grandmother, Ada Salmon, told her that she was meant to be a healer. At the time, she didn’t really know what that meant, but the words from her grandmother, a member of the Choctaw Nation, stuck with her. In her 30s, Judith Kaur […]

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Tags: American Indians, Cancer, Dr. Judith Kaur, Florida Times-Union, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute’s Spirit of Eagles program


November 9, 2018

Mayo Clinic names new leader for its growing Jacksonville medical center

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times Union By Matt Soergel The Mayo Clinic has named the new leader for its rapidly growing Jacksonville medical center and its 6,400 employees. Kent Thielen, a radiologist whose career has been spent at the Mayo Clinic’s headquarters in his home state of Minnesota, will become a Mayo vice president and CEO of the […]

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Tags: CEO succession, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Dr. Kent Thielen, Florida Times-Union, Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees


October 26, 2018

Americans say they want alternatives to opioid prescription, Mayo study finds

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union by Matt Soergel Nearly half of Americans think opioid abuse is a significant issue in their community — though 67 percent are confident they themselves wouldn’t become addicted if they were prescribed opioids for chronic pain. That’s one of the findings in the Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup, a survey of 1,270 adults […]

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Tags: Dr. Steve Porter, Florida Times-Union, Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup, opioids


October 18, 2018

The inspiring work of Dr. Q

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union Cheers to Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa for his inspirational work to save lives in under-developed areas of our world. Quiñones, chairman of neurologic surgery at Mayo Clinic, is the founder of Mission: BRAIN, a nonprofit foundation that has done scores of complex surgeries — including procedures to remove brain tumors, reconstruct skulls […]

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Florida Times-Union, Mission: BRAIN, neurosurgery


September 7, 2018

Mayo Clinic will add two more buildings at cost of $144 million

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times Union by Charlie Patton Over the last three years, the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville has invested nearly $500 million in major construction projects, in the process more than doubling its space with 520,000 square feet of new facilities. The Mayo Clinic announced Wednesday it is preparing two more major construction projects on its […]

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Tags: capital projects, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Florida Times-Union


August 31, 2018

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville researchers studying space medicine device

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union by Teresa Stepzinski A husband and wife research team at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville are on the forefront of an aeromedicine project with potential benefits for future astronauts as well as patients home on earth. When the Suborbital Autonomous Rocket with Guidance rocket by Exos Aerospace Systems & Technologies Inc. launches — the […]

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Tags: Dr. Michelle Freeman, Dr. William Freeman, EXOS, Florida Times-Union, photoplethysmography


August 17, 2018

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville ranked Florida’s best hospital

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union by Teresa Stepzinski Mayo Clinic Jacksonville is ranked the best hospital in Florida as well as Jacksonville’s metro area for the third consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report released its annual Best Hospital rankings Tuesday on its website.“We have continuously refined our system of care for […]

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Tags: Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Florida Times-Union, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals


July 27, 2018

Two new buildings enhance Mayo Clinic’s status as ‘destination medical center’

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union by Charlie Patton The Mayo Clinic has been expanding its Jacksonville campus since Gianrico Farrugia became CEO in 2015. Two buildings that will play a key role in enhancing Mayo’s status as a “destination medical center” are now virtually complete. The five-story, 190,000-square-foot Mangurian Building, which will serve as a state of the […]

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Tags: Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Florida Times-Union, Mangurian Building


July 20, 2018

Fire department trains with Simulation Center

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Post-Bulletin by Anne Halliwell In a small, cramped room, three members of the Rochester Fire Department quickly sized up the situation. An EpiPen lay discarded on a table next to a wheezing high-schooler. The school nurse frantically searched her paperwork for a parent’s number. …It was day two of Rochester Fire Department training at the […]

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Tags: Brett Knapp, Erik Propotnik, Florida Times-Union, Karyn Hintermeister, Mayo Clinic Simulation Center, Post Bulletin


January 26, 2018

Gift of $20 million supports Mayo Clinic medical building for cancer and neurologic care

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union by Charlie Patton The Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation donated $20 million to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville for what previously has been described as a “destination medical building.” The building, now under construction, was originally planned as four stories with the capacity to expand to 11 stories. Now named the Dorothy J. […]

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Tags: building expansion, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, economic development, Florida Times-Union, Mangurian Foundation


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