The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

  1. Teamwork and Telemedicine Save a Newborn's Life

    When Mary Beth Delong experienced a medical emergency just before her son was born, specialists at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus worked together to secure a happy ending for all involved. "I was terrified," says Mary Beth Delong, recalling what should have been one of the happiest occasions [...]

  2. Helping New Moms Emerge From Postpartum Depression

    After her second child was born, Alethea Clark experienced a severe form of postpartum depression. With care from Mayo Clinic Health System, she eventually overcame the disorder. Now Alethea hopes her story will encourage others to seek help, too.? "I was a hot mess," says Alethea Clark of Menomonie, Wisconsin, recalling the turmoil she felt [...]

  3. Hope for 'Happy, Healthy Life' Thanks to Answers for 'Never Seen Before' Problems

    Written by Bethany Henthorn Our daughter, Mallory, was born with several congenital defects known cloacal exstrophy (OEIS ? omphalocele, bladder exstrophy, imperforate anus and spinal defects) found in 1 and 400,000 live births. After Mallory?s 20-week gestational ultrasound, we were referred to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, from Mayo Clinic Health System ? Red Cedar [...]

May 25, 2018
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