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October 27, 2016

Surgical-Assistant-Turned-Patient Sees Hospital With New Eyes

By Alyse Brunella

As a surgical assistant for Mayo Clinic, Shari Callaghan practiced providing the utmost care to her patients, but she didn’t fully grasp Mayo Clinic’s quality of care until she became a patient herself. Shari was involved in a devastating motorcycle crash and suffered a traumatic brain injury despite wearing a helmet. Other riders recalled Shari’s front wheel wobbling as she rounded a curve, which caused her bike to lose control and skid. She was airlifted to the hospital and went into emergency surgery. Shari doesn’t remember many details immediately following the accident, but attributes Mayo Clinic’s unparalleled care and treatment to her recovery. Shari returned to work 11 months later and feels blessed to be working with such a great group of people at Mayo.

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