Cleveland Hospital To Open Child Brain Tumor Center

CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland hospital plans a new center to treat and do research on children suffering from brain tumors.

The center will be established at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. It will be financed in part with a donation described as one of the hospital's biggest ever.

The amount of the gift from developer John Ferchill and his wife Sharon wasn't disclosed.

The center will be named for the couple's 9-year-old daughter who died of a brain tumor in 1982.

The center will include a virtual operating room to simulate brain surgery. That will allow doctors in training to learn new techniques without opening a child's head.