Cedars-Sinai redeveloping GI facility after $25M gift — 3 insights

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Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai received a $25 million gift from a pair of private donors to support gastrointestinal treatments and advance research, the health system announced July 21.

What you should know:

1. Martha and Bruce Karsh made the donation through the Karsh Family Foundation. Cedars-Sinai will rename the gastroenterology department the Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

2. Gastroenterology division director Shelly Lu, MD, said the gift is transformative.
She said the gift will be used to support the division, train the next generation of gastroenterologists and "establish the division as a leading research powerhouse."

3. The foundation made the gift, in part, to support physician recruitment.

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