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Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health

A well known research institute in Amarillo now has a new name which could have a big impact on the city.

On Tuesday officials announced that Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center will now be named TTUHSC Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health. Kent Hance, chancellor of Texas Tech University System says having the first lady give her name to a health institute is huge.

He compares it to the Betty Ford Clinic and says when she gave her name, the clinic become number one in the nation.  Hance hopes something similar will happen in Amarillo. 

Those involved worked with The White House for the past seven months. Hance says the first lady is expected to be in Amarillo this fall for a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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