Saint Luke's Health System in Kansas City, Missouri, has announced a five-year, $13 million gift from the Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation in support of the Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute.
The funds will enable the institute to expand its clinical care, education, and outcomes research programs, with a focus on neuro-oncology, cerebrovascular, and neurodegenerative disorders, and further develop the Saint Luke's Spine Center of Excellence. In 2019, the system plans to open the Saint Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, a rehabilitation hospital that will treat patients with advanced neurologic injury using state-of-the-art technology. The new gift from the foundation brings its total giving in support of Saint Luke's to $25 million.
"We are honored by this generous gift and grateful for the numerous ways in which it will continue to benefit Kansas Citians," said Saint Luke's Health System president and CEO Melinda L. Estes. "The Bloch family has touched and improved countless lives through their continued support of the Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute. Saint Luke's is grateful for our partnership as we deliver leading-edge neurologic care close to home for patients in our region."