St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Montana, has received a pledge of $5 million from the estate of retired medical professionals John and Cheryl Moseley in support of its neurosciences department, the Billings Gazette reports.
The endowment gift, which represents the bulk of the couple's estate, will provide support for the St. Vincent Healthcare Neuroscience Center and the recruitment of top neurosurgeons. The gift builds on a $1 million gift from the Moseleys in December 2017 in support of the hospital's spiritual care program. In recognition of the gifts, the St. Vincent Neuroscience Center will be renamed after the couple.
John Moseley, a retired neurosurgeon, and his wife, Cheryl, a retired neurosurgical nurse, met in an operating room at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. Shortly after they married in 1993, John was recruited by St. Vincent Healthcare, where he helped pioneer deep brain stimulation surgery in Montana.
"It's taking a great program and making it even better through the generosity of the Moseleys," said St. Vincent chief operating officer Michael Skehan.