and the in Memphis have announced a $40 million gift from an anonymous donor to transform the .
The largest single gift in the healthcare system's nearly hundred-year history will be used to transform the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute — a partnership between MLH and UTHSC — into a comprehensive transplant facility that provides state-of-the-art and easily accessible accommodations for all stages of the transplant process, including pre-transplant testing, the transplant operation itself, and lifelong post-transplant care. The gift also will support research in conjunction with UTHSC that examines outcomes across racial and socioeconomic groups.
"This generous gift will greatly impact the scope and level of care provided by our transplant program," said Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare CEO Gary Shorb. "Since 2006, we've been on a journey to achieve national excellence for our transplant efforts, and this gift will serve as a catalyst to not only transform our Transplant Institute, but all of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare."