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