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Rebecca Eisenman (@rebeccaeisenman) published a blog post Tue, Apr 15 3:01pm · 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.

What’s inside?
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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Rebecca Eisenman (@rebeccaeisenman) published a blog post Thu, Aug 23 2012 · 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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The schedule is:

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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Rebecca Eisenman (@rebeccaeisenman) published a blog post Wed, Jun 20 2012 · 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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Rebecca Eisenman (@rebeccaeisenman) published a blog post Fri, Jun 8 2012 · 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 [...]

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Rebecca Eisenman (@rebeccaeisenman) published a blog post Wed, May 23 2012 · 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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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 [...]

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Rebecca Eisenman (@rebeccaeisenman) published a blog post Tue, May 15 2012 · 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 [...]

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Rebecca Eisenman (@rebeccaeisenman) published a blog post Wed, May 9 2012 · 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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