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Longtime Mayo oncology nurse retires

Updated: Aug. 30, 2019 at 6:02 PM CDT
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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.

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