A gift that gives

A gift that gives

A $1 million gift to boost medical care and scientific research should pay big dividends.

Family members of Dr. Eugene Greenberg found a great way to his honor his career and, at the same time, lay the groundwork for helping others.

Carle Foundation Hospital announced this week that the Greenberg family is donating $1 million to establish the Dr. Eugene Greenberg Institute for Digestive Health, an institution that not only will continue to treat patients with a variety of stomach ailments but also join with the University of Illinois College of Medicine in new research and education. That's certainly fitting because family members say Dr. Greenberg, who is still practicing medicine at 80, has a "passion" for his area of specialty.

Dr. Greenberg, a gastroenterologist, has been a mainstay at Carle since 1968. He not only sees patients but is a member of the UI's medical faculty. His professional interest happily coincides with Carle's growing interest in research, particularly in partnership with the UI.

On a broader level, of course, the Greenberg family's generosity is a wonderful gift that has the potential for life-changing benefits for untold numbers of people in need. Since doctors live to help people, what better gift could there be for a long-practicing physician like Dr. Greenberg.

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