A multimillion-dollar donation from Mark Nathanson, an international businessman who has a home in Nashville, will be used to create the Maria Nathanson Center for Excellence in Digestive and Pulmonary Disorders at Saint Thomas Hospital.
The center, scheduled to open in the spring, will be on the fifth floor of the hospital.Nathanson
, a native of Canada, made the donation because of his
wife, Maria, and her
is a patient at Saint Thomas
, the hospital said in a statement yesterday.
"Because of Maria's illness, we have firsthand knowledge of the quality of care from the staff, doctors, nurses and administrators," Nathanson