TOLEDO STORIES: A Gift of Life: The Jobst Story
Thursday, September 1 at 8:30 p.m.
Explore the history of the Jobst family legacy and the state of the art institute that has brought the gift of medical promise, hope and life to millions.
Conrad Jobst, a German immigrant, mechanical engineer and entrepreneur who made Toledo his home in 1913, suffered from vascular disease. Using his expertise, he designed custom made elastic stockings that dramatically improved his condition along with countless others.
Upon his death in 1957, his wife Caroline became president of their company which became the largest manufacturer of equipment designed for those afflicted with poor venous circulation.
Before her death in 1993, Caroline Jobst established an endowment fund for the creation of the Jobst Vascular Center at the Toledo Hospital and the Conrad Jobst Vascular Research Laboratories at the University of Michigan. In 2010, a $2 million grant from the Jobst Foundation transformed the Center into the Jobst Vascular Institute whose staff professionals dedicate themselves to the advancement of vascular treatment and techniques.