Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Army, Health Care Leader Dies at 89 Success in Two Career for James McGibony

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Army, Health Care Leader Dies at 89 Success in Two Career for James McGibony

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Retired Maj. Gen. James T. McGibony, who used his medical degree for leadership roles in both the military and in Northeast Florida's public health agencies, died Wednesday. He was 89.

In the early 1970s, Dr. McGibony served as director of the Department of Health, Welfare and Bio-Environmental Services for the city of Jacksonville. He then became director of Jacksonville Experimental Health Services.

From 1975-80, he served as administrator for the Northeast Florida district of the state department formerly known as Health and Rehabilitative Services.

"He was a great fellow and he leaves a tremendous legacy," said James Walker, health director for St. Johns County.

Dr. McGibony played a key role in securing state money that enabled Duval County to launch a building program for new public health buildings in the 1970s, Walker said. Dr. McGibony also left his mark on the careers of medical professionals he recruited to the public health field, said Walker, who includes himself in that group. …

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