Last year, in the middle of the pandemic, I was admitted to Mount St. Mary’s Hospital for a problem with high blood glucose. My husband, children, and grandchildren were unable to visit me because of restrictions. I was petrified, and I was all alone.

But now, looking back, I really wasn’t. The doctors and nurses at Mount St. Mary’s were so kind and caring, and my fears quickly subsided. My stay was about five days and in that time the care was incredible. Not only were the medical staff amazing, but the support people as well. Everyone took the time to talk with me and make sure I had what I needed.

My nurses were so helpful and they made me laugh. Thanks to them, I truly do believe laughter is the best medicine. What’s more, contrary to popular perceptions, the food was very good. That’s coming from someone who worked as a cook for 15 years at a hospital in Lockport.

During my stay, I required some surgery and Dr. Kevin Berman, a surgery specialist at Mount St. Mary’s, was amazing. Like everyone else, he was so kind and put me at ease. 

Your continued support of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation is truly appreciated. Please join me, by using the convenient form below to make your gift, or visit their website to make your secure donation online at Any and every contribution is appreciated. You, or someone you love, may have had a great experience with a doctor or caregiver at Mount St. Mary’s. I encourage you to share your story by filling out the enclosed Angel of Care card.

Thank you from a happy former patient,

Florence “Flo” Gorman