The gift will support construction of a 190,000-square-foot facility in Jacksonville dedicated to complex cancer and neurological care facility as well as patient-centered research. The new building will include two floors dedicated to hematology and oncology care; an oncology infusion center; an entire floor dedicated to neurology and neurosurgery; an outdoor garden and meeting space for support groups; and space for Mayo's education efforts as well as for basic science research. In recognition of the gift, the facility, which is scheduled to open this summer, will be named the Dorothy J. and Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Building.
A real estate developer in Fort Lauderdale and Rochester, New York, who also owned the NBA's Boston Celtics, Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. succumbed to leukemia in 2008. Dorothy Mangurian, his wife, was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, a neurological condition that can have features of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and passed away in 2015. Previous gifts to the clinic from the Mangurian Foundation have helped advance the study of Lewy body dementia and created the Mayo Clinic Dorothy J. and Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Lewy Body Dementia Program. To date, the foundation has committed nearly $27 million to the Mayo Clinic.
"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," said Gianrico Farrugia, CEO of Mayo's Florida operation. "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."