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Western Michigan University names medical school after Homer Stryker, M.D.

Homer Stryker, M.D.
Homer Stryker, M.D.

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Western Michigan University President Dr. John Dunn gathered with community leaders and the heads of both Borgess and Bronson hospitals Tuesday afternoon at the school's Health and Human Services building to reveal that Ronda Stryker and William Johnston are the donors behind the school, and that comes with a change. Ronda Stryker is the granddaughter of the surgeon and medical device inventor who founded the Stryker Corporation.

It was also announced that Stryker Corporation is also making a major contribution to the school, but Dunn said the nature of that contribution is something the company would prefer were not disclosed as of yet.