The newly named Roslyn & Leonard Stoler Tower at Sinai Hospital, honoring the couple’s recent $3 million gift, has six floors and more than 200,000 square feet of space and includes units for patients with the most critical care needs. The Stoler Tower is home to an intensive care unit and neurocritical care unit, a cardiac diagnostic center, a neuroscience center, brain and spine programs, a neurological rehabilitation center, an intermediate care unit and a rooftop helipad.
Speaking with the JT, Len Stoler said he and wife Roslyn have for a number of years been involved in supporting the local medical community and systems. For several years, Len Stoler has been on the LifeBridge Health board of directors and serves on the LifeBridge Health budget and finance committee, and he said this gift came as a result of “the quality of work [LifeBridge does] and the dedication of its employees.”
Stoler, who began his business with one car dealership in Baltimore in 1968 and now has more than a dozen franchises in Maryland and New York, said he and his wife want to be known for what they give and not what they have.
“The Stolers are kind and generous people and have given a lot of their own funds to strengthen the organization,” said Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge Health, Sinai’s corporate parent company. “We are really grateful for the Stolers’ investment.”
Meltzer said that hospitals are becoming increasingly more reliant on philanthropy, particularly in Maryland, where state reimbursement policies are changing.
“The Stolers’ gift and others like it ensure Sinai and LifeBridge have the best doctors, staff and facilities,” Meltzer said.
LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Northwest Baltimore. In addition to Sinai, it includes Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and related subsidiaries and affiliates.
What else is on the hospital’s wish list? Meltzer said the hospital is looking to replace its neonatal intensive care unit and expand its emergency department, which is now seeing close to 80,000 patients per year; the facility was built to serve roughly 50,000 people.
For more information, visit lifebridge health.org.
Maayan Jaffe is JT editor-in-chief — firstname.lastname@example.org