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5 tips for wading through hospital quality rankings, ratings

You may think of yourself as a savvy consumer, but do you know which national quality rankings to trust when comparing health care providers? Mayo Clinic quality experts offer 5 tips.

January 18, 2022
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The role of a certified nurse-midwife: Embracing nine months and beyond

Certified nurse-midwives care for women during pregnancy and beyond. One certified nurse-midwife describes the special connection she forms with an expectant mother welcoming a new baby to the family.

Gina Lee CNM By Gina Lee December 13, 2021
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Mayo Clinic responds to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine pause

Mayo Clinic's response follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration recommendations to pause on distributing the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until further notice.

April 13, 2021
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Preparing fair, safe COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Here's how we're planning to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine now available and what you can do until it's your time to be vaccinated.

December 18, 2020
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Masks play critical role in preventing COVID-19 spread, infection

Mayo Clinic researchers confirms the critical role of masks and physical distance in helping stop the spread of COVID-19.

November 25, 2020
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Community forum: Responding to COVID-19 in Northwest Wisconsin

Leaders from Mayo Clinic Health System in Northwest Wisconsin hosted a community forum on Nov. 5, 2020, as the area continues to experience a significant surge in COVID-19 cases. Watch the video of the forum or read the summary.

November 12, 2020
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Do your part to lower rates of COVID-19 in your community

During September and October, there has been a surge of COVID-19 infections across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, including some of the communities served by Mayo Clinic Health System. Here is how you can protect yourself and others.

October 27, 2020
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Hard work, dedication leads to pay restoration for staff

The hard work, flexibility and sacrifice of staff has resulted in a better than expected return to patient care across the organization.

June 24, 2020
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Caring for more patients in a COVID-19 environment while protecting your safety

As we continue to navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 environment, we remain committed to providing care to patients who need us today, tomorrow and in the future.

May 6, 2020
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COVID-19: Preparing for today, tomorrow and the future

While our staff has done extraordinary work to lead the response and rise to the challenges presented by the pandemic, we recognize that what we do today will help shape the future of the organization.

April 10, 2020

Finding new purpose as a hospice volunteer

My heart was touched after reaping the benefits of the hospice program when my husband was dying from cancer 14 years ago. I never forgot what a volunteer being there for us meant to my family and me. I knew that someday I wanted to be involved in the program.

September 12, 2017
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Volunteering: Giving back to the community

My name is Nancy Nix. I am a 70-year-old retired grandmother of 10 grandchildren. I decided to give back by becoming a volunteer in 2014 after my husband of 32 years needed surgery and received such great care.

May 1, 2017