To say that Marie
Slaton has had a lifelong connection to Abbott Northwestern Hospital may be an
connection to the hospital began before she was even born. And now that
she has made a planned gift to the hospital, her legacy will last long into the
Her grandfather, Amos
W. Abbott, MD, founded Abbott Hospital for Women in 1902, which later merged
with Northwestern Hospital to become Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
Slaton was born at
Abbott Hospital in 1915 and was a frequent visitor throughout her childhood. “The
nurses were always glad to have me there because I was the well child,” she
Although Slaton was
still very young when her grandfather died in 1927, she remembers him as a
kind, gentle man. Her early exposure to hospitals helped shape her interests
and activities as an adult. She and her first husband, who was also a doctor,
helped establish a hospital in Texas. “I’ve always been mixed in with doctors
and hospitals,” she explained.
Slaton knows that her
grandfather would be pleased to see how his hospital has continued serving the
community as he envisioned. She hopes others will be inspired to do as she has.
By including Abbott
Northwestern Hospital Foundation in her estate plan, Slaton is both honoring a
proud legacy and creating her own.
To learn more about planned and legacy gifts, contact Rich Meyer by email or at 612-863-4005.
Amos Abbott, founder of Abbott Hospital for Women and Marie Slaton’s grandfather