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Mar 16, 2015 by @rebeccaeisenman · View  

Mayo Clinic Finds Direct Evidence of Gadolinium Deposition in Brain Tissues Following Contrast-Enhanced MRI Exams

Side view of MRI brain scanRochester, Minn. - Mayo Clinic research finds direct evidence of gadolinium deposition in neuronal tissues following intravenous administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents used in MRI exams. The findings were recently published online in the journal Radiology.

In this study, Mayo Clinic identified patients who donated their body to medical research and had undergone multiple gadolinium contrast-enhanced MRI exams during their lifetime. Brain tissue samples from these patients were then compared to donors who had never received a gadolinium contrast agent. The patients exposed to the gadolinium contrast had measurable quantities of gadolinium deposited in their brain tissue, whereas those never exposed to gadolinium had none. Researchers were able to directly measure gadolinium concentrations and visualize patterns of deposition in brain tissues. "Given that these agents are administered millions of times every year, this is an important discovery,"  says study author, Laurence Eckel, M.D., radiologist, Mayo Clinic.

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Mar 13, 2015 by @rebeccaeisenman · View  

Media Advisory: Mayo Clinic to testify about Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and MN Telemedicine Act

WHAT: Mayo Clinic will testify to the Minnesota House Health and Human Services Reform Committee regarding the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and Minnesota Telemedicine Act. Each year, Mayo Clinic physicians see people from all 50 states. Advances in technology are helping patients who may be faced with long-distance travel and logistical hurdles connect with Mayo Clinic’s specialized health care providers easier and faster. However, the patchwork of state-by-state medical licensing rules presents a costly and time-consuming barrier to telehealth care delivery.telemedicine, telestroke in Arizona with patient in hospital bed

WHO: Steve Ommen, M.D., medical director of Center for Connected Care, Mayo Clinic

WHERE: 10 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul, MN 55155

WHEN: Friday, Mar. 13th at 10 a.m. CT

NOTE: House television webcast and mobile streaming schedule

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Oct 24, 2014 by @rebeccaeisenman · View  

Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester Receives 2014 Quality Leadership Award

Mayo Clinic is recognized among University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Quality Leadership Award winners for 2014. Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester ranked second in the UHC Quality and Accountability Study — up from 2013’s fourth-place ranking. Quality leadership award logo-UHCThe award is given to the top performing academic medical centers that demonstrate excellence in delivering high-quality care, as measured by the UHC Quality and Accountability Study.

“Receiving a five-star rating and being named a UHC Quality Leadership Award winner is a testament to the extraordinary efforts of our hospital-based staff,” states Amy Williams, M.D., Nephrology, and medical director of Clinical Operations, Mayo Clinic Hospital - Rochester. “Their dedication, expertise, teamwork and continual efforts to ensure the safety and satisfaction of our patients are what set Mayo Clinic apart as a leader.”

UHC, an alliance of approximately 90 percent of the nation's nonprofit academic medical centers, conducts the Quality and Accountability Study. This comprehensive analysis and ranking assesses organizational performance of its members across high-priority dimensions of care, including mortality, safety, equity, patient-centeredness, effectiveness and efficiency.

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Jul 15, 2014 by @rebeccaeisenman · View  

Mayo Clinic Earns No. 1 Rank on U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll

U.S. News Best Hospital Rank bannerROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic has achieved the highest honor in U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of top hospitals. Mayo Clinic earned more number one rankings than any other provider, ranking  number one or number two in 11 of the 12 specialties based on reputation, services and volumes, safety and clinical outcomes.

“We have a deep commitment to delivering high-value health care that best meets patients' needs. We owe our success to truly dedicated staff that provide a seamless patient experience and the care that each individual needs,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO.

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Jul 11, 2014 by @rebeccaeisenman · View  

Mayo Clinic to Open New Primary Care Clinic in Southeast Rochester

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic will expand primary care services in south Rochester. Mayo Clinic will lease clinical space currently under construction at 4544 Canal Place Southeast within the Shoppes on Maine development. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2014. Patients will be seen at the new site in early 2015.

South clinic sketch“The south Rochester location is an investment in our patients’ health and well-being, and will provide greater access to Mayo Clinic care within the community,” says David Agerter, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Employee and Community Health. “It's also in response to feedback from our employees and patients who have requested Mayo Clinic primary care services in this part of the city. This is part of a broader effort to make more Mayo Clinic services, both face-to-face and non-visit care, accessible and convenient to the community.” [...]

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Jul 10, 2014 by @rebeccaeisenman · View  

Mayo Clinic Calls for Standardization of Safe Imaging Protocols for Children

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The benefits of medical imaging far outweigh the risks when children receive The Right Exam, ordered The Right Way, with The Right Radiation Dose. However, overuse and misuse of imaging change the benefit-risk ratio and Mayo Clinic is leading a collaborative effort to ensure a national protocol is put into action. The commentary, published online in the Journal of Patient Safety, calls for the American College of Radiology, the Joint Commission, the Intersociety Accreditation Commission, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to require three safety practices for accreditation of all American hospitals and advanced diagnostic imaging facilities. “No hospital or medical imaging facility in the country should be granted the privilege of imaging children unless it first meets fundamental safe practice performance measures,” says Stephen Swensen, M.D., lead author and radiologist, Mayo Clinic.

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May 2, 2014 by @rebeccaeisenman · View  

Mayo hospitals receive 'A' grade for patient safety

A grade patient safety LeapfrogMayo Clinic hospitals in Arizona, Florida and Rochester, as well as Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Minn., scored high marks for safety — earning an "A" for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

Mayo Clinic hospitals that received an "A" grade are:

  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Arizona
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Florida
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Minn.

Mayo Clinic is one of only 251 hospitals in the nation to have earned an “A” in all five of the past releases of scores from Leapfrog.

Updated and published twice a year, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital's overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.

Leapfrog is one of many ranking groups that recognize Mayo Clinic as a top choice for patients.

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Apr 15, 2014 by @rebeccaeisenman · View  

Mayo Clinic Launches National Mobile Exhibit Tour to Honor 150 Years, Look to the Future

ROCHESTER, Minn. — To honor 150 years of serving humanity, Mayo Clinic is taking its story to the public in a free exhibit destined for stops in more than 40 communities throughout the U.S. and Canada from April through October 2014. This high-impact, 1,000-square-foot exhibition on wheels will bring to life Mayo Clinic’s values and our vision for the future of health care

Mayo Clinic Sesquicentennial Mobile Exhibit

“Throughout our history, people have turned to Mayo Clinic for hope and healing. By experiencing this exhibit you will share the enduring values and exciting vision of Mayo Clinic in service to humanity,” says Kerry Olsen, M.D., Chair, Mayo Clinic Sesquicentennial Committee.

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A visit to the exhibit will allow visitors to see the human body as never seen before and discover how we use innovation, research and technology to meet the unique needs of individual patients. [...]

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Aug 23, 2012 by @rebeccaeisenman · View  

Mayo Clinic Announces Three Performances in September for the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program

ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 23, 2012.  The public is invited to enjoy three Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program concerts in September. Performances will be on Mondays from 12:10 to 1 p.m.

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Sept. 3: Labor Day, no concert.

Sept. 10: Maritza will perform a Balkan and klezmer concert in Barbara Woodward Lips Atrium, subway level, Charlton Building, 10 Third Ave. NW. Band leader and accordionist Pine Wilson developed a love of Balkan music through 20 years of exposure to Eastern European folk dance. She then traveled to Bulgaria and Greece and studied with an Albanian accordionist. Wilson also plays tupan and doumbek. Other band members include Ann Streufert on violin, viola, flute and percussion; Elizabeth Finanger, on mandolin, guitar and percussion; Erik Berg on percussion; and Hannah Breckbill on double bass.

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Jun 20, 2012 by @rebeccaeisenman · View  

Mayo Clinic Announces Four Performances in July for the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 20, 2012.  The public is invited to enjoy four Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program concerts in July. The outdoor performances will be on Mondays from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rochester Peace Plaza, corner of First Street SW and First Avenue SW. In case of poor weather, the concerts will move to Barbara Woodward Lips Atrium, subway level, Charlton Building, 10 Third Avenue NW.

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July 9: The Tex Pistols Band will perform country rock. The band formed in 1986 and toured extensively in the Midwest before disbanding in 1990, then reforming in 2007. Their eclectic music is reminiscent of Neil Young, Steve Earle and Steve Winwood, with a little mix of some Eagles and the Beatles. Their latest album is "Hold On," released in 2011. Band members include Brian Peters on electric guitar, pedal steel guitar and dobro; Dik Shopteau on bass and vocals; Scott "Scooter" Nelson on vocals, drums and percussion; and Boyd Lee on vocals and acoustic guitar. These unique musicians have collectively shared the stage with Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Beach Boys, Tina Turner, Clint Black, Average White Band, Sammy Hagar and Ronnie Milsap.

July 16: The George Maurer Trio will perform jazz. Maurer, one of Minnesota's premier jazz pianists, has been performing solo since 1986. He's also played with Eric Clapton, the Chiffons, Fabian and Buddy Holly's original band, The Crickets. Maurer is an accomplished producer and composer whose repertoire also includes ballet, pop rock concerts and gospel choir productions. His latest solo release is "Songs from the Wayward Journey." Maurer's jazz trio features Muggsy Lauer on guitar and vocals and Jeff Engholm on bass. Their most recent recording is "Groovits," released in 2004.

July 23: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Trent Romens will perform blues. Since age 11, Romens has been playing and learning from the music of artists such as Bob Marley, Bob Dylan,
the Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead. Early in his teens, he was jamming with the best of the Twin Cities blues players. At 19, he headlined his own band. His 2011 debut solo album, "Aware," was on the Grammy Entry List for Best Blues Album.

July 30: Davina and The Vagabonds will perform blues, jazz and soul. Davina Sowers, a Florida native, plays an average of 300 shows a year. She was raised in a musical family and has been performing since age 5. Sowers has shared the stage with Little Feat, Buddy Guy and the Original Blues Brothers Band. The Star Tribune describes her voice as part Bonnie Raitt and Etta James, with a little mix of Amy Winehouse. Band members include Michael Carvale on the upright bass, Alec Tackmann on drums, Dan Eikmeier on trumpet and Ben Link on trombone.

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Jun 8, 2012 by @rebeccaeisenman · View  

Mayo Clinic Ranks in All 10 Specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals Rankings

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 8, 2012.   Mayo Clinic ranked highly among Midwest-based providers in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals rankings. The rankings feature 50 hospitals. Mayo Clinic was the only Minnesota hospital to rank in all 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.

US News Best Hospitals feature

"Our employees work diligently every day to make each patient's experience the best it can be, and that's reflected in the fact that we consistently rank highly in measures such as these that patients rely on to make decisions about health care," says Ann Reed, M.D., vice chair of the Mayo Clinic Children's Center at Mayo Clinic.

In addition to rankings, Best Children's Hospitals provides quality-related information for families of sick children, including survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, and procedure volume.

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About Mayo Clinic:

Recognizing 150 years of serving humanity in 2014, Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit 150years.mayoclinic.orghttp://www.mayoclinic.org and newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.


Media Contact: Rebecca Eisenman, 507-284-5005 (days), [email protected]

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May 23, 2012 by @rebeccaeisenman · View  

Mayo Clinic Announces Four Performances in June for the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 23, 2012.  The public is invited to enjoy four Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program concerts in June. The outdoor performances will be on Mondays from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rochester Peace Plaza, corner of First Street S.W. and First Avenue S.W. In case of poor weather, the concerts will move to Barbara Woodward Lips Atrium, subway level, Charlton Building, 10 Third Ave. N.W.

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The schedule is:

June 4: Six Mile Grove will perform an Americana and roots rock concert that features music from their new album, "Secret Life in a Quiet Town." In this album, front man Brandon Sampson muses on the responsibilities of providing for a family, keeping love alive, and fighting for what's right in the world. Other band members are Brian Sampson, Barry Nelson and Dezi Wallace. The group has produced five other albums.

June 11: The John Paulson Quartet will perform a jazz concert. Paulson taught for 30 years at St. Mary's University in Winona, Minn. He teaches summer jazz workshops and outreach programs for students in the Winona area. The quartet plays at many festivals and clubs in the region and has performed live on Minnesota Public Radio's "Morning Show." Paulson has also performed with Mel Torme, Johnny Mathis, the Cab Calloway Orchestra and the Temptations. Joining Paulson on stage will be Michael Sloane, a freelance bassist and string teacher; Rich MacDonald, a drummer and director of Winona State University's jazz studies program; and Cliff Jack, M.D., a Mayo Clinic doctor who will play guitar.

June 18: Honors Choirs of Southeastern Minnesota will perform selections from the Broadway musical "Godspell," along with cast members from the full production. In its 20th season, the Honors Choirs is a nonprofit organization of five auditioned youth choirs for singers in grades three through 12.Its mission is to promote the highest standard of excellence in the preparation and performance of choral music, seeking to provide artistic challenge and growth opportunities for youth throughout the region and enjoyment for the community at large. This year, the choirs include 230 singers from 24 different communities and 50 schools throughout southeast Minnesota.

June 25: The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra (GCO) will perform a mix of original and traditional bluegrass-edged tunes and East Indian ragas. Some consider GCO's music to be newgrass art rock that combines traditional bluegrass with jazz and world, fusion music. Their latest album, released in 2011, is "All Out of Peaches." Players include
Dan Neale on guitar, Lisi Wright on fiddle, John Wright on bass and Mark O'Day on drums and percussion. The band formed in 2008 and has been developing a devoted fan base throughout the Midwest, Southeast and East Coast.

Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine, the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program is coordinated by Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester. The series is generously funded by Rosemary Willson in memory of her late husband, Meredith Willson, who wrote the Broadway musical "The Music Man." The gift is made in gratitude for the couple's care at
Mayo Clinic. More information can be found online.

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About Mayo Clinic:

Recognizing 150 years of serving humanity in 2014, Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit 150years.mayoclinic.orghttp://www.mayoclinic.org and newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.


Media Contact: Rebecca Eisenman, 507-284-5005 (days), [email protected]

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May 15, 2012 by @rebeccaeisenman · View  

Mayo Clinic Sets Industry Standard for Mobile Experience: Personal, Portable and Participatory

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 15, 2012.  Mayo Clinic has created a comprehensive mobile health application; combining a custom mobile experience with unparalleled expertise and access. Empowering patients with information at their fingertips, this app sets a new standard for health care apps.

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VIDEO ALERT: A video demonstration of the Mayo Clinic app is available here.

The Mayo Clinic patient app provides patients and consumers access to health information and management tips from Mayo's Web and online publications, a list of clinical trials at Mayo, and links to request an appointment at any of our locations.

For a Mayo Clinic patient, the functionality is personalized, providing secure access to their medical record, an up-to-date appointment schedule, lab results and navigation to amenities on Mayo Clinic campuses as well as in the community.

"Mayo Clinic has always put the needs of patients first, and we built this mobile health application based on what our patients said they would find useful to enhance the way they connect with us," says Sidna Tulledge-Scheitel, M.D., vice dean of eHealth, Mayo Clinic. "Mayo Clinic is now literally an in-your-pocket resource for people across the world, extending beyond our walls and following them wherever they go."

The Mayo Clinic Patient app is available in the Apple iTunes store.

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About Mayo Clinic:

Recognizing 150 years of serving humanity in 2014, Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit 150years.mayoclinic.orghttp://www.mayoclinic.org and newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.


Media Contact: Rebecca Eisenman, 507-284-5005 (days), [email protected]

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May 9, 2012 by @rebeccaeisenman · View  

Marilyn Carlson Nelson to Give Keynote Address at Mayo Clinic Commencement

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 9, 2012.  Seventy-nine physicians and scientists will receive degrees from Mayo Clinic during a joint commencement ceremony for the graduation classes from Mayo Graduate School and Mayo Medical School on Saturday, May 19, at Presentation Hall, Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Drive SE. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.

Marilyn Carlson Nelson will give the keynote address. She is chairwoman and former CEO of Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company. Carlson Nelson graduated with a degree in International Economics from Smith College. She also studied at the Institut de Hautes Études Économiques et Politiques in Geneva and the Sorbonne in Paris. She holds several honorary doctorates from U.S. universities including the University of Minnesota. Carlson Nelson has appeared on Forbes magazine's list as one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women." U.S. News and World
Report named her one of "America's Best Leaders." Under her leadership, Carlson was the first major North American travel company to take a stand against the sexual exploitation of children in the tourism industry. She currently teaches a class in corporate responsibility at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and is the author of the bestselling book "How We Lead Matters: Reflections On a Life of Leadership." In 2004, Carlson Nelson co-chaired the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, and is a co-founder of the Forum's Women Leaders Program. She served as chairwoman of the National Women's Business Council, a bipartisan advisory council to the president and Congress, and is past chairwoman of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. In 2006, she was inducted into the French Légion d'Honneur for her exemplary leadership and service to humanity. The leaders of Finland, Sweden and Norway have similarly honored her. Carlson Nelson serves on the boards of ExxonMobil, The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She is chairwoman of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees.

Mayo Graduate School will confer 28 master's degrees and 28 doctorate degrees in biomedical sciences. This year's Ph.D. and master's graduates came to Mayo from 21 states and 14 countries. Most will pursue advanced research training programs and careers in biomedical research at Mayo or other biomedical research institutions throughout the world.

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