The gift will support health programs and services at St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center, which serves the mostly rural central part of the state. Longtime supporters of the hospital, the Argyroses previously made a gift to establish an Emergency Services Endowment in support of emergency medicine at the hospital and the initial major gift to its New Hospital Campaign.
"We are inspired by Julia and George’s commitment to our community," said St. Luke's Wood River Foundation chief development officer Megan Tanous. "We are incredibly moved by their generosity this holiday season. This gift will change lives."