Burwell breakthrough at Abbott Northwestern

Burwell_BarbaraandSons_2015[Star Tribune, August 16, 2015] Barbara Burwell and sons Blake, Michael and Peter participated in “wall-breaking” ceremonies last week for the $28 million renovation and expansion of the Abbott Northwestern Hospital emergency department. Rod Burwell, the veteran Minnesota entrepreneur who died in April, and Barbara Burwell made a $3 million lead gift to kick off the project late last year.

In remarks to supporters last Tuesday, Barbara Burwell noted that she was born at the Minneapolis hospital and her husband died there. And they considered their gift one of their greatest-returning investments.

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