- By Dana Sparks
A Proud Past … an Exciting Future of Hope and Healing
This year, Mayo Clinic Heritage Days kicks off Mayo's sesquicentennial recognition, marking 150 years of the Mayo medical practice. In 1864, William Worrall Mayo, M.D., opened a solo practice in Rochester. Upon their graduations from medical school in the 1880s, his sons, William Mayo, M.D., and Charles Mayo, M.D., joined the practice. In time, they invited other physicians to join them, and the family practice evolved into Mayo Clinic, a pioneering leader in health care.
Sesquicentennial activities will continue through the calendar year of 2014.
Please check the website Mayo Clinic 150 Years Serving Humanity for all the events.
Watch this video created for Mayo Clinic employees that offers a glimpse into Mayo's history.