November 15, 2018

Around the nation: Mayo Clinic's big plans for its largest-ever donation

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    Mayo Clinic said it will use the $200 million donation to provide scholarships and establish dual-degree programs at its medical school, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Minnesota, Missouri, and New Jersey. 

    • Minnesota: Mayo Clinic this week received a $200 million donation from Jay Alix, founder of AlixPartners and member of the Clinic's board of trustees. The donation is the largest the medical center has ever received, according to the Associated Press. Mayo Clinic will use the gift to "transform medical education and research training so the next generation of care providers can improve patient care, accelerate discovery and advance the practice of medicine," according to Mayo President John Noseworthy. The system will rename its medical school the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine (Grayson, St. Paul Business Journal, 11/13; AP/Modern Healthcare, 11/13).

    • Missouri: Saint Luke's Foundation announced Tuesday that it will build 30 single-family homes near Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. The foundation hopes that the new housing will attract working professionals and families who can invest in and revitalize the surrounding community. Construction will begin in December, and the project is expected to take two to three years (Lieberman, Kansas City Business Journal, 11/13).

    • New Jersey: Two more cases of adenovirus were confirmed at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation last week, bringing the rehab center's total number of cases to 33. New Jersey health commissioner Shereef Elnahal said the state is wary of moving patients with the virus to other facilities out of fear of spreading the virus. Since the outbreak began, ten children have died. Another New Jersey health center, Voorhees Pediatric Facility, confirmed eight cases of the virus, but no deaths (Cook, Becker's Hospital Review, 11/13).

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