In 2010 broadcast journalist Barbara Walters received excellent care from NewYork-Presbyterian hospital when she needed open-heart surgery.

“Doctors gave her a new aortic valve and she, in return, she has given the hospital a series of gifts to improve its patient and family facilities,” according to the Wall Street Journal

Today, ABC announced she had given $10 million toward the creation of the Barbara Walters Acute Care Treatment Center.

That new space, at the heart of the hospital’s adult emergency department, will be dedicated on Wednesday.

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