Retired anesthesiologist donates $1 million to hospital

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Dr. Babu Prasad came to the United States in 1971 after graduating from medical school in India with no money. But Prasad became a successful anesthesiologist, including an 18-year stay at HSHS St. John's Hospital, where he retired in 2004. Prasad's recent $1 million donation to the HSHS St. John's Foundation for the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) at St. John's Children's Hospital is his love letter to the hospital and community. '?I am giving back to a hospital, a community and a country that I dearly love,' Prasad said at a news conference at the hospital. '?Springfield is a beautiful city and a wonderful place to live. I gave this contribution because I want Springfield to continue to grow, to bring new jobs here and...

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Retired anesthesiologist donates $1 million to hospital

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