A rendering of the new Rush University Medical Center’s Cancer and Neurosciences Center A rendering of the new Rush University Medical Center’s Cancer and Neurosciences Center.

CHICAGO—Rush University Medical Center has commenced construction on its new $450-million Cancer and Neurosciences Center project here.

Hospital officials at a groundbreaking event on Tuesday reported that it received the largest single donation in its history. Joan and Paul Rubschlager, Chicago philanthropists and former owners of Rubschlager Baking Corporation, made an undisclosed contribution to Rush University. Both are longtime supporters and former patients of Rush. Their undisclosed gift is the lead gift to the cancer and neuroscience care facility. The Chicago Tribune reports that previously the largest single donation ever made to Rush was approximately $45 million. Joan Rubschlager serves on the Board of Trustees of Rush University.

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