The University of Minnesota Foundation announced in March that donor Caroline Amplatz had fulfilled her pledged gifts for pediatric care, education, and research early and was relinquishing naming rights to the University’s children’s hospital, creating an opportunity for another donor.
The hospital name is changing from University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital to University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital.
In 2009 Amplatz pledged the leading gift of $50 million to help build this state-of-the-art children’s hospital, which opened in May 2011. She later made an additional gift of $11.2 million to improve the hospital’s pediatric behavioral health facilities. She also pledged $1 million to support medical research through the Amplatz Scholars Research Award. Amplatz has fully satisfied all of these gift commitments.
Patients and visitors at the hospital building also may have noticed another new name: University of Minnesota Health. It’s a new brand representing a closer partnership of the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services and their shared commitment to delivering the best possible care to patients. University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital is included under the University of Minnesota Health umbrella.
Leaders expect that better integration of care will not only improve the care experience for patients and families, but it will also make care delivery more efficient.