An Indian American entrepreneur in Ohio has donated $30 million to University Hospitals (UH), a major not-for-profit hospital chain.//
Monte Ahuja, who had turned his graduate thesis into a global automotive business called Transtar Industries, made the gift on behalf of himself, his wife Usha and their family, in support of UH's $1.2 billion five-year strategic plan called Vision 2010.
In recognition of the Ahuja family's extraordinary generosity, the largest single donation in UH's 140-year history, UH will name a planned 200-bed hospital in Beachwood, a suburb in the Ohio capital Cleveland, The Ahuja Medical Center, a UH press release stated.
"Monte and Usha have generously supported University Hospitals with their time and talents for many years," UH president and chief executive Thomas F. Zenty III stated in the release.
Zenty had made the historic announcement Tuesday to more than 700 community leaders, UH physicians, leaders, donors and board members at a special holiday celebration.
"Through this gift, Monte and Usha are demonstrating not only their dedication to University Hospitals, but to the economic vitality of this region and to maintaining the highest calibre healthcare for the people of Northeast Ohio," he said.
UH is the second largest healthcare system in northeastern Ohio and has 150 locations, encompassing a network of hospitals, outpatient centres and primary care physicians.
"In many ways, my life is an example of the great American dream. I consider myself very fortunate to be so successful in business and to have such a wonderful family, and I want to give back to the community," said Ahuja, whose gift came 11 months after UH announced its Vision 2010 plan.
"I can think of no better investment than University Hospitals' Vision 2010. The vision is more than buildings; it is promise to the people of Northeast Ohio - and beyond - that UH is here to sePage: 1 2 Related medicine news :1
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