Recently and unexpectedly, I embarked on a personal medical odyssey that
began with a minor symptom and culminated with major surgery at the Parrish
Medical Center. In between, there were consultations with doctors and
diagnostic tests, which either occurred at the hospital or in the offices of
This was quite a stressful time for me and my family; however, it could
have been so much worse hadit not been for the many wonderful people who
helped us get through it.
In no way did any of these people indicate a desire for praise or recognition,
but I feel it is the least I can do. Further, on behalf of my family and
myself, I would very grateful if you would be so kind as to
to convey our most sincere thanks and appreciation for the very professional
and competent manner in which our issues and concerns were addressed and
resolved, but above all, for their consistent show of kindness when I
was at my most vulnerable. Possibly they can never know how much this meant.
Accordingly, I wish to recognize the following:
Dr. Denis Perez
Dr. Pretto and Jane McLaughlin, CRNA
Carolyn in Perioperative Services (Sorry, I do not have her last name;
the team comprised of
Carolyn,Carey and Donna)
The staff of The Women's Center, especially:
I would also like to personally thank Dr. Carmona.
I would add one further commendation, and that is to the Dietary Department,
not only for their excellent food, but also for somehow managing to deliver
hot food that is actually hot. Sometimes it is the so-called small amenities
that make a difference.
Finally, I would like to thank you, Mr. Mikitarian, for your your excellent
leadership at the Parrish Medical Center. As it has often been said, true
excellence begins at the top, so I sincerely thank you for all that you do.