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10/14/2014 7:15 PM
By Associated Press

$25M gift brings new name to U Children's Hospital

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota's children's hospital is getting a new name, thanks to a multi-million dollar gift.

University officials announced a $25 million gift for children's health care Tuesday from Minnesota Masonic Charities.

It's the second time since 2009 that the university will attach a donor's name to its pediatric hospital in Minneapolis.

In 2009, Caroline Amplatz pledged $50 million to name the university's pediatric hospital for her father, a retired professor and founder of a Twin Cities medical device company. University officials say the Amplatz name went away in March after the donor fulfilled her gift ahead of schedule. The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1r3wrYuhttp://strib.mn/1r3wrYu ) reports that permitted the university to seek another benefactor.

The new name — University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital — is effective immediately.

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