UofC Medical Center gets $42 million gift

September 22, 2011 7:22:55 PM PDT
The University of Chicago Medical Center is about to get a huge financial shot in the arm.

The Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum family foundation is pledging $42 million to the university. A news conference about the donation is scheduled for later Thursday morning.

The money will create the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, which will work to improve doctor- patient communication.

Carolyn Bucksbaum received a standing ovation when she was introduced.