- By Sharon Theimer
Mayo Clinic: We are grateful to our patients and our staff; here are some reasons why
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients and staff are the heart of Mayo Clinic. Their close collaboration, determination and innovation often make what might have seemed impossible possible. In this holiday season, Mayo Clinic offers deepest appreciation to patients and staff.
"I would like to express my gratitude to patients, their caregivers and the entire Mayo Clinic staff," says Halena Gazelka, M.D., medical director for Public Affairs at Mayo Clinic. "Many of our patients have shared stories of fortitude, compassion and commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes. Stories like these inspire us every day."
Here are some of the many stories patients have shared over the past year:
- Three-year-old takes on rare cancer with a little help from his friends
- Thanks to 3D printing, man’s grandchildren know he’s grandpa
- Kidney transplant gets chef back to the kitchen
- Advanced care at home: A patient’s experience and beyond
- Unique neurologic symptoms lead to surprising cancer diagnosis
- Chain of transplants from coast to coast gives teacher gift of life
- Dancing through complex cancer, Crohn’s disease care during COVID
- A regenerative bridge to transplant
- Genetics connect family at the hip
- Defeating obesity on the road to transplant
- The beat goes on — thanks to deep brain stimulation
- A mother’s heart and an early arrival
- A father’s gift to his son
"These examples of curing, connecting and transforming demonstrate the power of teamwork among patients, their loved ones and their care teams," Dr. Gazelka says. "Thank you, and please accept my my warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season."
About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to innovation in clinical practice, education and research, and providing compassion, expertise and answers to everyone who needs healing. Visit the Mayo Clinic News Network for additional Mayo Clinic news. For information on COVID-19, including Mayo Clinic's Coronavirus Map tracking tool, which has 14-day forecasting on COVID-19 trends, visit the Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Resource Center.
- Sharon Theimer, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, email@example.com
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