The gift will be used to expand programming and outcomes research at Saint Luke's Neuroscience Institute. In recognition of the largest gift ever to the hospital and Marion Bloch's lifelong service to the community, the institute will be renamed the Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute.
The Blochs previously gave a lead gift of $3 million to a campaign to revitalize the Saint Luke's Hospital campus, $1.5 million to establish an endowed chair in gastroenterology, and $1.5 million in support of Saint Luke's liver disease management and transplant clinic, in addition to support for many other programs and projects. Henry Bloch is a former director of the Saint Luke's Hospital board and a trustee emeritus of the Saint Luke's Foundation board.
"Saint Luke's Health System is a Kansas City institution which shares a history of community giving and one whose work the Bloch family is pleased and proud to continue to support," said Henry Bloch. "It is my hope that this gift will allow the Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute to continue to expand and continue to serve as a leader in high-quality neurological care for the Kansas City community and the entire Midwest region."