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Social Media Residency Returns to Rochester on May 12

We're pleased to announce that our one-day Social Media Residency will meet May 12th at the Doubletree Hotel, near the Mayo Clinic campus in downtown Rochester, Minn. The Social Media Residency had been a 1.5-day course, with participants completing a few basic online modules in advance to create a common frame of [...]

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Bringing an iPad to Social Media Residency?

If you will be attending one of our Social Media Residency cohorts and plan on using your iPad to participate, then you'll want to download and install these apps ASAP! It will also be helpful to create accounts on each of these platforms if you do no already have them. [...]

Created by Randy Schwarz

Social Media Residency Coming to Salt Lake City April 15

The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media is pleased to collaborate with University of Utah Health Care, a member of the Social Media Health Network, to bring the Social Media Residency program to Salt Lake City on April 15. In 2014 we are continuing the practice of bringing our Social Media Residency [...]

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#MayoRagan: Hottest trends—Instagram, Infographics and Vine

Your hospital is on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, right? That’s great—but maybe you should consider expanding your online empire. This panel consisted of hospital communicators from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Arnold Palmer Medical Center, and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. Ben Dillon, vice president at Geonetric, moderated the panel. In [...]

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3 ways to deal with a patient’s online rampage featured at Summit

Editor's Note: This post by Jessica Levco originally appeared on Ragan's Healthcare Communication News and previews the 5th Annual Health Care Social Media Summit in October, which is part of Social Media Week at Mayo Clinic. Each time you log on to your hospital’s Facebook page, you’re never quite sure what you might see.Facebook is [...]

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Social Media Residency Dates Announced for 2014

The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media provides in-depth training in social media strategy, planning and execution through our one-day Social Media Residency course. The 2014 cohorts have been announced. They are as follows: Jan. 20, 2014 at Mayo Clinic in Ariz. Learn more/register. Feb 12, 2014 at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, [...]

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Webinar - A Social Media Primer for Physicians

Whether you're a PR or marketing, in-house or at an agency, a private-practice physician embarking on a social program or a manager in charge of a health care nonprofit with staff doctors, our new 75-minute webinar on Thursday, September 26, "A social media primer for hospital physicians" by Susan Tellem, [...]

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FB 101: Introduction to Facebook

Facebook is the world's most widely used social networking site, with more than 1 billion active users. If you haven't yet created your personal profile on Facebook, this brief video will walk you through the process. Watch/Listen: You may wish to click on the lower right corner of the video [...]

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Six Network Members Make Top 50 Social Media Friendly Hospitals

Recently, (sister site to the largest public health property, published an article on the Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Hospitals for 2013. The staff at gathered social media stats for all of the hospitals listed as “Nationally Ranked” for at least one adult specialty by U.S. News & World [...]

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Facebook Changes Mastectomy Pics Policy

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune has an article this morning about Facebook's new policy of allowing users to post pictures of mastectomy scars. Farris Timimi,M.D., the Medical Director for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, was interviewed for the story.   Dr. Farris Timimi, medical director of the Mayo Clinic [...]

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First Spanish Twitter Chat for @ClinicaMayo

Habla español? Familiar words for followers and fans of our two Spanish social media sites – the Mayo Clinic en español Facebook page ( and @ClinicaMayo ( Almost two years ago, we launched both social media sites to enhance engagement with our global Hispanic audience. It’s been an incredible opportunity [...]

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Orientation 107: Linking Your Account to a Social Network

Once you’ve created an account on the Social Media Health Network, you can link your account to a social networking service. Why would you want to do that? It makes it even easier to login and you don’t have to remember a new password. 1. Log in and go to [...]

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