Favorite Mayo Clinic Stories of 2017 #ThrowbackThursday

Each year, Mayo Clinic's In the Loop blog looks back and shares some favorite stories of the year gone by. Here is the first of 17 stories from 2017. Be sure to check back each week for the next story.

After 60 Years of Service, Sister Lauren becomes Official
Not much surprises Sister Lauren Weinandt, who has witnessed many big changes at Mayo Clinic during her six decades of service. A recent change, however, caught her off guard. After 60 years of service, she arrived at her office one day to find a nameplate bearing her name by the door. Somehow, that had never happened before. To find her in recent years, you'd have to look for the Development Archives Office at the Saint Marys campus of Mayo Clinic Hospital—Rochester.

"After 45 years of bazaars and sales and 60 years of work at Saint Marys, I came in one day and found my name on the door. I guess they decided to keep me," the message from Sister Lauren Weinandt read. "Stick with your job long enough you get your name on the door."

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Alyssa Frank

Alyssa Frank is a Marketing Segment Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She leads marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Alyssa has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2015.