Le Bonheur names ICU for Sturdivants


The intensive care unit of Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital has been named the Ygondine and Mike Sturdivant Intensive Care Unit after the Mississippi couple made a donation to the facility.

The existing intensive care unit will be named and the recognition will be carried over into the new ICU when construction and renovation are complete.

Mike Sturdivant of Glendora has been a supporter of Methodist Healthcare for many years.  He has been active as a member of the board of directors of Methodist Hospitals of Memphis and Methodist Health Systems, Inc., since 1979. He served as chair of the board in 1981-83 and then again from 1990-94. He served on countless committees, including the finance committee, the building and planning committee, the executive committee and many more. 

Through his leadership, Methodist Healthcare developed an affiliation with the 550-bed Research Institute of Hematology in Moscow, Russia, in 1991. Through that collaboration, physicians and administrators receive training at Methodist and St. Jude. Medication, computers and equipment are also donated to the Russian hospital.

"Mike is a brilliant entrepreneur and the model of an outstanding board member; informed, involved and committed to making Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare the best it can be," said Maurice Elliott, CEO emeritus of Methodist who worked closely with Sturdivant.

Throughout these many years of service, Sturdivant has exhibited a deep commitment to the principals of The United Methodist Church.

This gift comes at an especially significant time as Methodist launches a $124 million, 100-bed expansion of Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital.

Current plans are to add a Women and Children's Pavilion.  In addition, the ICU will be expanded to provide greater patient and family-centered care. The number of rooms will increase from eight to 16, and additional family care (formerly known as waiting room) space will be added including a Life Garden.