Remembering the Franciscan Spirit: the Value of Healing

May 29, 2019 | Treasure Ransom | @transom

The Mayo Clinic Values Council invites you to remember that the spiritual roots of our Mayo founders, Dr. W.W. Mayo and Mother Alfred Moes, OSF are as relevant and important as ever to the care our patients receive.  Today the Mayo/Franciscan Values thrive in an environment that recognizes that spirituality is an integral dimension of compassionate care and healing.

Healing: Inspire hope and nurture the well-being of the whole person, respecting physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.



Dr. Will Mayo: “I have seen a minister come to the bedside of my patient and do for that patient what I could not do, though I had done everything in my professional power.”

“One meets with many men who have been fine students, and have stood high in their classes, who have great knowledge of medicine but very little wisdom in application. They have mastered the science, and have failed in the understanding of the human being.”


“It is worthwhile to secure the happiness of the patient as well as to prolong his life.”
∼ Capper’s Weekly, A Journal for the Town and Country Home, December 18, 1926


Sister Generose: “My vision is to provide care to the whole person and their family and to give the best care to every patient every day. Nothing less.”
∼ Modeling Our Values, Mayo Clinic

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