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Stephanie’s give-back

The love and gratitude of Hennepin Healthcare, and memories of her love for her parents, is what drives Stephanie to volunteer.

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We’re lucky to have had Yuko Matsuura touch our lives

But luckily for Hennepin Healthcare, she also became a volunteer with Volunteer Services, and was able to connect with a pharmacy.

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Volunteer in pet therapy and spread joy with your fur baby

A therapy animal is a specially trained animal that partners with its human handler to bring joy, comfort, and companionship.

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How a NICU nurse is supporting her team and helping grieving families heal

Caring for the most critical patients gives me the greatest amount of joy as a NICU nurse, says Mai Stigen.

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Meet Talent Garden graduate Stella Wright

Some may not see the connection between poetry and medicine, but for Talent Garden graduate Stella, the two go hand in hand.

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My Hennepin life – “Solid Gold”

We have had thousands of patients walk through our doors and more than eight CEOs and Hospital Administrators, but only one Sharon Presley.

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Clinical associates fill critical staffing needs while building healthcare careers

During the pandemic, Chanel watched nurses and doctors on the front lines, feeling a pull to work in healthcare.

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Supply chain initiative helps Kamesha Davenport grow small business

The call from Hennepin Healthcare was the biggest opportunity so far to make her entrepreneurship dream a reality.

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Hennepin team members honored during ceremony returning sacred land

Two Hennepin Healthcare team members took a walk with the governor of Wisconsin across sacred land that had been torn from their ancestors.

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Resident reignites her passion for surgery through service

Alexandra Coward, MD, MPH, spent 10 days in Guatemala providing surgical services to a rural community through a nonprofit.

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Paramedic John Sylvester is recognized as health care hero

Paramedic John Sylvester is the 2022 Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal second annual Health Care Hero in the First Responder category.

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Remembering Bibi

Some people leave a footprint in life and our hearts. Bibiana Garzon “Bibi” was one of those, a true Latine Community leader.

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What is aphasia?

Bruce Willis, the 67-year-old actor, announced his retirement from acting, after being diagnosed with aphasia.

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Voices of Hennepin Healthcare: Aida Strom

Aida Strom envisions a collaborative healthcare model built with the histories and hopes of those it serves.

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Healthy Matters podcast off to healthy start

The Healthy Matters Podcast is now live on all podcast platforms! After launching just two weeks ago, it has reached over 1,400 downloads.

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Voices of Hennepin Healthcare: Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra

The Chief Family Development Officer shares her harmonious vision for wellness – and why we need the community to enjoy health.

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Voices of Hennepin Healthcare: Semora Murrell

When you walk into Hennepin Healthcare, you may be lucky enough to meet Semora Murrell, a welcome services representative.

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The Fatherhood Experience: Dr. Krishnan Subrahmanian

Dr. Subrahmanian is a former high school teacher, a husband and father of three children and a pediatrician.

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Stroke recovery challenges 83-year-old marathon runner

He’s been on the run since he was 12 years old – and had no plans to slow down until a recent illness brought him to Hennepin Healthcare.

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Life in 2020 as an LGBTQ+ medical student

For his first two years of medical school at the University of Minnesota, Mitchell Moe spent most of his time sitting through lectures.

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