MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — Friday marked the conclusion of a 42–year career for Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato’s Barbara Ahlman.
The longtime oncology certified nurse has seen significant advancements in cancer research within the Radiation Oncology department.
The hospital held a reception for Ahlman to celebrate her dedication and achievements.
“In the Cancer Center, I see a lot of patients go through some really tough times in their life. And as I’m getting older, I think ‘Gee maybe there’s more out there that God wants me to do’ so if I can, I’ll retire a little bit early," Barbara Ahlman said.
She says her focus will now shift to spending time with her family, travelling with her husband, and volunteering within the community.