Mayo Clinic receives record $200M gift from Michigan donor

Henrietta Strickland
November 15, 2018

A corporate strategist from MI has given Mayo Clinic its largest gift ever - $200 million.

On Tuesday, the clinic announced that its School of Medicine will be named for the philanthropist, Jay Alix, of Birmingham, Michigan.

The gift is designated to the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

It is the largest-ever endowment gift to the Mayo Clinic.

More scholarships will also be made available due to the endowment, which Mayo hopes will boost enrollment as the US faces a potential physician shortage.

Alix now serves on Mayo's board of trustees and has said that he admires the provider's "One-stop shop" approach to treating patients will complex illnesses as well as its doctors, whom he feels consistency put the needs of the patients first. AlixPartners is reportedly modeled after Mayo Clinic's clinical practice model in that it follows a client-centered approach that utilizes professionals from multiple disciplines (as well as cutting-edge technology) when serving clients. He also wants to help Mayo prepare the medical school for the future.

Alix also wants Mayo to use his donation to build new medical education programs around emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence. "Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine will offer an ideal opportunity to advance both fields", said Alix.

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