Mayo Clinic receives $5 million gift for new women’s health center

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) –  A major gift to Mayo Clinic aims to help women take a more holistic approach to their health.

The clinic announced Tuesday it received a $5 million gift from Penny and Bill George and the Minneapolis-based George Family Foundation.

That gift will help create a new Center for Women’s Health.

Rather than a physical location on Mayo’s campus, it will be a program that incorporates different departments to help women improve their health and lifestyles.

According to Mayo Clinic, the center is already running as a pilot program for women with certain health conditions.