Couple donates $67 million to Mayo

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Oct 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A Wisconsin couple is donating $67 million to the Mayo Clinic to help improve health care delivery at the Minnesota hospital.

The donors are Robert and Patricia Kern, the founders of Generac Power Systems in Waukesha, Wis.

Their latest donation brings to $100 million the amount they've given to the clinic. They previously gave $20 million to improve the way patients receive health care, and $13 million for neuroscience research and education.

Mayo CEO Dr. John Noseworthy says the Rochester hospital will use the money to improve health care in ways that improve safety, quality and value. He says Mayo will then share those findings with hospitals, clinics and nursing homes across the country.

Mayo Clinic is the largest employer in Minnesota.

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