Margaret “Meg” Stoll (Collins) was a former labor and delivery nurse who graduated from Sisters School of Nursing in 1971. In honor of her time spent at the hospital, she recently gifted the Sisters Hospital Foundation $250,000 to be used in the hospital’s labor and delivery unit.
Meg, who spent 26 years working at Sisters of Charity Hospital and retired in 1999, was inspired to become a nurse at a young age. She discovered her love for helping others at age 11, while she assisted her mother as she cared for a neighbor —who just so happened to also be a nurse.
Following the passing of her beloved husband John, from ALS, Meg began thinking back on the incredible life they built together and the role Sisters Hospital had in it. Always good with finances, she credits John with giving her the ability to make such a generous donation.
Inspired by Family Ties to Give Back
Meg said she was inspired to give back to Sisters Hospital because it held a very special place in her heart, both personally and professionally. Meg’s sister was also a nurse in the OR, and her children and granddaughter were all born at the hospital.
She has fond memories of her time working at Sisters Hospital, often reflecting on how the labor and delivery team was like a family. They would help each other through difficult situations and developed a unique comradery and support system through the years.
Meg’s donation will be used to renovate and replace the labor and delivery recovery room and kitchenette, fund a new locker system for the staff, and purchase new patient transport chairs. It will also be used to fund staff training and education programs.
We are so incredibly grateful and moved by Meg’s generous spirit. If you’d like to learn how to make a contribution to the hospital and/or a specific program, please visit us online at chsbuffalo.org/foundations/sisters-hospital.