October 24, 2019

Mayo Clinic Health System dedicates cancer center

By Karl Oestreich

WKBT La Crosse
by Molly Ringberg

On Tuesday evening Mayo Clinic Health System dedicated its cancer center to Stephen and Barbara Slaggie, who donated $5 million to support the renovation and expansion project.  The cancer center includes Hematology/Oncology and Radiation Oncology departments. Several Mayo Clinic leaders shared their thanks at this evening's ceremony, including the President and CEO, Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., who said this gift brings hope to the community. "When we're fortunate enough to have people who support Mayo Clinic's work with a gift like this, it tells us something. It tells us that they share our values and our vision, that they want to be part of Mayo Clinic's humanitarian mission, to meet the needs of patients now, and then going on in the future. Together, we can do so much more."

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Context: Mayo Clinic benefactors Stephen and Barbara Slaggie, of Marco Island, Florida, and Winona, Minnesota, gave the gift in recognition of their long relationship with Mayo Clinic. It is an extension of the family’s past gifts and desire to see patients and community members receive the best help available in their time of need. You can read more about the gift here.

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