Archbold Names Tower John F. “Jack” Archbold North Tower
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
On Monday, October 27, 2014, Archbold Medical Center held a dedication ceremony to officially name the hospital’s North Tower as the John F. “Jack” Archbold North Tower.
John F. “Jack” Archbold planted the seed for the modern regional healthcare system that exists today with his singular gift in 1925 to build a community hospital in memory of his father John D. Archbold. Adrian Archbold, son of John F. “Jack” Archbold and his wife, Jessie Gebauer Archbold, established the Adrian & Jessie Archbold Charitable Trust to help ease human suffering through the charitable support of many worthy organizations, including John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital. The Trust remains the largest donor in the history of Archbold Memorial Hospital, having contributed more than $25 million since the trust was established in 1975. The fulfillment of the Archbold family’s wishes were overseen by trustee Arthur J. Mahon, Esq., who, since the creation of the trust, has generously funded numerous capital needs at John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital. In 2008, Mr. Mahon made the transformative lead gift in the North Tower capital campaign, ensuring the project would commence with strong individual donor support.
The 250,000 square foot North Tower officially opened in the spring of 2012 to serve as a modern replacement for key hospital services—the emergency department, surgery department, critical care departments and a number of inpatient rooms. A plaque and portrait of John F. “Jack” Archbold were unveiled during the ceremony and now hang in the North Tower alcove in memory of one the health system’s most generous, and the very first financial supporters.