Mayo Clinic Health System is committed to being an active partner in the community. Here is a sample of what it has been involved with this year:
"Black Men in White Coats" panel discuss, April
Mayo Clinic Health System experts Leonard Ezenagu, M.D., OB-GYN; Jose Ortiz, M.D., Orthopedics; and Tanushree Singhal, M.D., Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, participated in a panel discussion about the film "Black Men in White Coats." The documentary dissects the systemic barriers preventing black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large. The discussion was hosted by the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and co-sponsored by Uniting Bridges of Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin donation, March
Mayo Clinic Health System sponsored Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin, an organization that helps connect youth with caring, positive role models who help youth develop socially and emotionally. The one-to-one mentoring program helps youth develop higher aspirations, greater confidence, avoid risky behavior, find educational success and have better relationships.