by Charlie Patton
The Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation donated $20 million to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville for what previously has been described as a “destination medical building.” The building, now under construction, was originally planned as four stories with the capacity to expand to 11 stories. Now named the Dorothy J. and Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Building, it will have five stories with the capacity to expand to 12 stories when it opens late this summer.
Context: Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus has received a $20 million gift from The Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to support expansion projects and a new medical building for cancer and neurologic care. The building will be named in honor of Harry T. Mangurian and his wife, Dorothy Mangurian, and will be called the “Dorothy J. and Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Building.” The naming unites key aspects of the Mangurians' life stories. Harry Mangurian died of leukemia in 2008. Dorothy Mangurian was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, a neurological condition that can have features of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. She passed away in 2015. “We greatly appreciate this gift from the Mangurian Foundation. It will have a lasting impact on Mayo Clinic’s efforts to deliver unparalleled care to patients who come to us with some very complex health issues,” says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida. “We are extremely grateful to the Mangurian Foundation and are honored that the legacy of the Mangurians will continue to make a difference in the lives of our patients for many years to come.” You can find our more on Mayo Clinic News Network.
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