A Pledge and A Challenge
The Archbold Foundation has received both a pledge and a challenge – the largest in the 84-year history of John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital.
Arthur Mahon, trustee of the Adrian & Jessie Archbold Charitable Trust, pledged a $16 million leadership matching grant in support of the North Tower Project and the new Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center.
The “matching” grant means that each contribution made to the Archbold Foundation in support of the North Tower Project or the new oncology center will be matched dollar for dollar by the Archbold Charitable Trust up to $16 million.
The Master Facility Plan
The new Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center and North Tower, along with additional facility projects, are part of the Master Facility Plan for John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital.
The facility plan came about after hundreds of hours of preparation by consultants, hospital leaders, staff, physicians and patients. The result is a comprehensive plan that focuses on patient needs and workflow efficiency.
Archbold’s commitment to providing state-of-the-art facilities for the community is not new, but the latest plans will require significant capital investment. The pledge from the Archbold Charitable Trust, along with strong community support, will help make the master facility plan a reality.
The New Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center
Twenty years ago, Lewis Hall Singletary had a vision to build a center for cancer care to serve southwest Georgia patients in a caring environment close to home. His generosity, along with gifts from hundreds of additional donors, made the center a reality. The center has touched the lives of more than 11,500 new patients and can no longer accommodate the increasing numbers of patients and the space necessary for radiation and medical oncology treatments.
The new Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center, which opened in 2010, provides 40,000 square feet for the highest quality cancer treatments, and maintains the atmosphere and delivery of compassionate care.
Private gifts built the original center and are essential now providing assistance to fund programs like the new brast prosthesis program which was started in 2012. Contact the Archbold Foundation for more information on giving to this important project.
The North Tower
The new North Tower represents the largest construction project in the history of Thomasville and Archbold’s largest capital investment in patient care since the original structure was built in 1925. The North Tower was thoughtfully designed to optimally serve patients, staff and physicians by substantially increasing operational space essential for delivering the best patient care. The newly constructed emergency department is four times the size of the former ED, and rivals the finest emergency departments in the nation for patient comfort, efficiency and service. The surgery department includes a larger waiting area designed with the patient’s family in mind, 15 patient rooms designated for pre-op and patient recovery, six surgical suites, a specialized urology suite and a post-anesthesia care unit (PACU)—with 11 bays designed to provide care for patients recovering from anesthesia. In addition, a fully integrated surgical suite was implemented specifically for the daVinci Si Surgical System, a robotic surgery system that offers physicians an innovative, effective minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures. Four of the tower’s eight floors are devoted to inpatient patient care. These floors house 114 new patient rooms, including 12 IMCU rooms and 18 ICU rooms. The spacious private rooms provide adequate space for family members to participate in the healing process of the patients and afford a greater measure of privacy for the delivery of bedside treatments.