Ardis and Henry Mohrschladt: Investing in Neurosciences to Improve Healthcare Resources for All
Henry Mohrschladt’s life has truly been an extraordinary voyage. Pursuing his passion, he designed, built and sold large sail and power yachts. Born in California, Henry graduated from the University of California, Irvine and went on to co-found two successful boat companies, Pacific Seacraft Corporation and Cabo Yachts, Inc.
After the sale of the last boat company, Henry and his wife Ardis decided to step back and ship off to dryer ground in the state of Arizona.
“It was the best move ever,” said Henry. “We enjoy the climate, the beauty of the desert and especially the people here.”
Over the years, Henry and Ardis have maintained their health, but they were troubled watching dear friends and family around them suffering from illnesses. Henry’s mother struggled with Alzheimer’s disease for many years, and it eventually claimed her life.
“It was hard to watch such a dignified woman suffer with this disease,” said Ardis. “And, we didn’t really know where to turn and what resources were available to us.”
Recently, a close friend was diagnosed with cancer. “What struck me about our friend was the level of care he received from the doctors and staff at HonorHealth. We decided to get involved. Healthcare is vastly different here from where we came from. Everyone is so responsive,” said Henry.
When the Mohrschladts heard about HonorHealth’s plan to create a new HonorHealth Neuroscience Institute where patients can conveniently access comprehensive neurological services under one roof, they were excited to give.
“With my mother’s and other neurological issues in my family, the Neuroscience Institute is close to my heart,” said Henry. “For people who don’t have access to, or don’t know what resources are available, knowing there will be a facility to provide support when and where people need it is exactly what our community needs,” said Ardis.
Today, Henry and Ardis continue to live a busy and balanced life. They feel secure knowing HonorHealth is right in their backyard whenever a health issue may arise. They are grateful they are able to impact others through their generosity in their new community.