Saint Francis Health Foundation Receives A Major Gift

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Two local families join together to give a million dollar gift to one local hospital.

The Saint Francis Health Foundation announced today that Tim Etzel and Carole Bloomfield Etzel along Jerry and Janet McElroy joined together to donate $1 million gift in honor of the Sisters of Charity.

The money donated will support renovations to the St. Francis Health Emergency Department.

The gift will help honor and memorializing all of the sisters who served in the role of chief administrator of the hospital since its founding in October of 1909.

Both families have long histories with St. Francis.