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Surprise $500,000 donation

During a dedication of the new Berger Foundation Hyperbaric Oxygen Center at Methodist Hospital Thursday, Feb. 16, H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation director and VP of programs Chris McGuire surprised hospital officials and community VIPs with an additional donation of $500,000.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Center

“My wife told me it was not polite to attend a party without bringing a present,” he said as he pulled out a check for half-a-million dollars.

Mayor Gary Kovacic makes presentation to hospital CEO Dan Ausman (r) and Berger Foundation VP Chris McGuire.

He said the check, which is added to the previous $5 mil. in donations from the Berger Foundation, would likely be used for a additional MRI equipment.

The hyperbaric treatment center will help patients with a wide range of serious medical conditions who can receive lifesaving treatment.

“We strongly support Methodist Hospital’s mission of compassionate care,” said McGuire, vice president of programs and director of the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation. “It is our belief that this new center will provide the finest care for patients long into the future.”

— By Scott Hettrick

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