November 16, 1986 |
The new clinic is in a scrubby forest 15 miles southeast of town. It has no advertising budget to speak of. And its only marketing plan, a $600,000 effort, is gathering dust on a shelf. The plan wasn't needed. For in spite of its location, and a chilly reception from local doctors, patients are flocking to the clinic. Some are pressuring their physicians for referrals. Many others are coming on their own. Virtually all are lured by the mystique of the name: Mayo. That's right, Mayo.
July 29, 2012 |
CHICAGO - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s transfer to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota could indicate a complicating physical illness arose during the his treatment for depression, several experts in psychiatric care said Saturday. The Chicago Democrat has been on a secretive leave of absence for nearly seven weeks, during which his office has released only occasional snippets of information, including that he was undergoing treatment for a "mood disorder" at an undisclosed location. On Friday, the Mayo Clinic distributed a statement from the congressman that said he had been transferred there for "extensive inpatient evaluation for depression and gastrointestinal issues.
December 27, 2011 |
MIAMI - A surgeon and technician from a Mayo Clinic in Florida flying across the northern corner of the state to retrieve a heart for transplant died yesterday in a helicopter crash that also killed the pilot, officials said. The helicopter departed the clinic in Jacksonville about 5:45 a.m. but never arrived at the Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, about 60 miles to the southwest, said Kathy Barbour, a spokeswoman for Mayo, which is based in Rochester, Minn.
September 24, 1993 |
When President Clinton on Wednesday singled out the Mayo Clinic as a model of a health organization holding down costs, he was unwittingly praising one of America's largest and wealthiest medical networks. But its very size and wealth raise some of the issues Clinton is purporting to address. In fiscal 1991, Mayo Foundation, the nonprofit parent for the famous clinic, posted a surplus of nearly $102 million on revenue of $801 million, a 13 percent operating margin, a copy of its public tax return shows.
August 17, 2000 |
Jim Marshall, the former Minnesota Vikings star who Tuesday revealed his battle with cancer, told a local television station that it is prostate cancer. He initially had requested that the form of cancer remain confidential. Marshall, 62, said he will go to the Mayo Clinic to consider treatment options.
November 17, 2011 |
William J. MacMurtrie Jr., 93, formerly of Ardmore, a retired surgeon and past vice president of medical affairs at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, died of strokes on Sunday, Nov. 13, at Dunwoody Village, a retirement community in Newtown Square. In 1950, after completing a surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. MacMurtrie joined Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. His father, an obstetrician, had been on the staff when the hospital opened in 1933. From 1981 to 1986, Dr. MacMurtrie was vice president of medical affairs for Mercy Catholic Medical Center, which includes Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Hospital in Southwest Philadelphia.
June 25, 2005 |
The Detroit Pistons finished the season under a shower of silver-and-black confetti. Detroit fell a victory short of celebrating back-to-back titles, losing by 81-74 on Thursday night to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. "We just have to remember this feeling," Chauncey Billups said in a somber locker room. "Remember how it feels to lose, with somebody celebrating in front of us. We'll be back here again. " With their top six players under contract, the Pistons will have a shot at contending for a championship in 2006 and perhaps beyond, since each of those players will be 31 or younger when next season starts.
November 14, 2013 |
You're 22, a rising NASCAR star, a Daytona 500 winner, recently married . . . the last news you expect to receive is that you have multiple sclerosis. Trevor Bayne revealed yesterday he has been diagnosed with MS, which attacks the central nervous system. Bayne said he has no symptoms now and is not taking medication. The Knoxville, Tenn., native does not expect the diagnosis to interfere with his driving the No. 6 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing in the Nationwide Series.
March 20, 2013 |
The Feb. 18, 2010, raid on the West Philadelphia clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, recalled FBI agent Jason Huff, was planned so agents would not encounter patients. It was 8:30 p.m., and agents watching Gosnell confirmed that he had been working all day at a Delaware abortion clinic. When Gosnell arrived at 3801 Lancaster Ave., Huff said, agents showed him a search warrant and went inside. "We were quite surprised when we walked in and saw what we saw," Huff told a Philadelphia jury Monday.
January 10, 1992 |
FAT CHANCE Don't count on a stomach-stapling operation to solve your obesity problem. The most common type of the operation does not work well, according to the Mayo Clinic, which has dropped the procedure. Doctors found that three years after undergoing a vertical banded gastroplasty, only 38 percent of Mayo Clinic patients had maintained a weight loss of at least half their excess body weight. The clinic now has switched to an operation for obese patients that has the food bypass the stomach entirely.