From physician to patient – a letter of thanks to AAMC staff

From physician to patient – a letter of thanks to AAMC staff

iStock_000016470320SmallA physician writes his thanks to medical and nursing staff after an experience as a patient at AAMC…

I wanted to write this letter in appreciation for the truly extraordinary care that I recently received at Anne Arundel Medical Center. I have been a physician on staff at AAMC for 20 years, but it created a very different perspective for me to suddenly become a patient myself.

After diagnosis with prostate cancer, I was admitted for a Da Vinci radical prostatectomy by Robert Hanley, M.D. Anticipation for that is certainly a vulnerable and terrifying experience. However, from the minute of arrival, I felt comforted to be treated in such a competent, compassionate, kind and gentle way.

In Pre-op and PACU, I was lucky to have Jodi Quillen, RN, and then Laura Hanlon, RN, assisting me in such a professional manner. On the GSU unit, I was always so well-cared for by Vicky Briscoe, PCT, Beth Hoban, RN, Amanda Bressler, RN, Argelis Arjona, PCT, and Camille Armstrong, RN.  I truly felt blessed to have these extraordinary people caring for me in such a helpful and positive way.

Dr. Hanley and his team did a superb job, and I will certainly have my chance to thank him. But I also wanted to express my gratitude to the staff of AAMC. Your level of exceptional care was very much noticed and appreciated.

3 comments

  1. Posted by carol Namo, at Reply

    Way to go Team!!! How wonderful for this Dr. as a patient to take the time and share his appreciation in words. It is different when we become the patient. Thanks Dr. for sharing. It makes it a little easier should I have to become a patient to have confidence in my colleagues and the place where I work, to know that I will receive the same great care.
    I pray your recovery will be 100% plus.

  2. Posted by M. H., at Reply

    That’s what I like to hear!

  3. Posted by Eve Sage, at Reply

    Great note of appreciation!!! Way to go Dr. Hanley, Pre-op & GSU teams!

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