Send Mayo Clinic nurses a Thank You!

<p>May 12th is National Nursing Day. To celebrate the hard work and care that Mayo Clinic Nurses put in and show appreciation, we want them to hear from you!</p><p>Post a short message of appreciation in the comments below for a nurse or nursing team who cared for you. Your messages and quotables will be compiled for a series of social media posts that we will share with Mayo Clinic nurses during the celebratory week.</p><p>What thank you message would you like to send?</p>

I had cataract surgery in 2017 and breast surgery in 2019 in Rochester. Unfortunately, I do not remember the names of the nurses that cared for me. However, all of them were competent, caring and helpful.
Never have I been treated at any other facility like Mayo Clinic. The nurses are in a class of their own.
They are Angels doing God’s work-healing the sick.
Marguerite Hannigan

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Yes, the nurses and physicians are outstanding. I come from California for treatment of my heart failure. It is a model for every hospital system. Hope you are doing well.

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Thank you to Laura Waksdahl who held my hand in the operating room and who kindly answered my questions and spoke with me on the phone when I was nervous in the weeks before my surgery. I always felt better after I talked to her. She also helped by scheduling a follow up on a day that my surgeon would be wearing his scrubs so I could get photos of him. We surprised Dr. Fogelson with my offer to paint his portrait after my recovery, and Laura helped make that happen and she knew that he would love it. She came to see me in my room after surgery, and made my journey as a patient easier. She was excited the day we unveiled the portrait at my one year follow up appointment. This was a few years ago, and now she works in an administrative role.

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Thank you to Genaida Benson who isn't just an nurse who works in the imaging departments, but also a virtuoso at the piano. I had returned to Mayo for ankle surgery and she played a concert just for me after her shift was over and gave me her blessings. She shares her musical talent and positive outlook. Since we connected, I stop to say hello when I return for my followup appointments and she has been happy to see my progress in rehabbing my ankle. She represents the very best of Mayo with her joyful spirit.

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What a great idea, @colleenyoung I wish I knew the names of my nurses at MGH so I could send them thank you notes. There was actually one at my local hospital too whom I would love to send a note to. She was a ray of sunshine when the other nurses were not very pleasant.
JK

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Thank you to all of the health care professionals and RN's at Mayo Clinic Rochester that got me through my right knee replacement surgery, 2 cataract surgeries, Mayo's sleep medicine therapist who shared some valuable tips to help me adjust to using a CPAP and last but not least Ryan my PA for an Orthopedic consult for the tips and help getting a guided cortisone shot in the right spot for my hip. Love Mayo Clinic's patient centered care.

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I'd also like to tag @roch @rosemarya @jeffk @patrassi and @jeanniem. Do you have a Mayo Clinic nurse story to share and thanks you'd like to send?

Please tag 2 other members in your response and ask them to share their gratitude.

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Thank you not only to Mayo Clinic nurses, but nurses everywhere. I have been fortunate to have outstanding nurses at times when it felt so confusing, and adrift in a sea of uncertainty. Their skill and compassion, and passion for doing their job, is reflective of what it means to know you've chosen the right career!
Ginger

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It has been a long hard road for the past ten years. From Cancer, to COPD, Pneumonia, Flu, Hospitals, ICU, and rehab. My very sincere and heartfelt thank you goes out to all the nurses I have encountered during this journey. I firmly believe if not for their kind care many outcomes may have been different. You have chosen a difficult profession, but never think the patient will ever forget you.
The gratitude goes out to all the other CRNA, Aids, etc. and those that take on a job such as theirs.
Thank you,
Mr. Bill

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Thanks to all the nurses (including the folks at the Northfield radiation clinic) that have helped me through my journey with prostrate cancer. Your willingness to answer questions and assure me things are going to be fine, mean a lot to me, as well as others, who haven’t been on this journey. You are special people!

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You Guys & Gals are the Greatest…Stay Safe…

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To all the nurses of Dr Lomas & Dr Viers thank you very much not only for the great care you provide but the positive atmosphere you project is second to none! Again thank you.
Jim Ballan

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