A letter to OPIV staff: “There is no higher compliment to be made other than to say that I trust them with my father’s life”

A letter to OPIV staff: “There is no higher compliment to be made other than to say that I trust them with my father’s life”

Thank you graphicsA beautiful letter from a patient’s daughter. She says it all when she writes, “You have made a difference.” Way to go OPIV team!

My father has been going through chemotherapy treatment for the past two years at AAMC. During this time I have had a recurring thought of wanting to pass along my praise and appreciation for the care he has received. The professionalism, kindness and compassion I have experienced will never be forgotten. There is no higher compliment to be made other than to say that I trust them with my father’s life.

Before saying that we have an exceptional doctor and nurses, I want to tell you that they are extraordinary human beings. I don’t think any words could possibly be adequate to express my feelings of gratitude for the outstanding care my father has received.

From the moment I met Dr. Jason Taksey, I knew my father’s care was in good hands. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and above all so genuine in his approach. Dr. Taksey always has time to listen and answer any questions. His responsiveness to concerns is exceptional. This journey has been difficult for my family, but having an oncologist like Dr. Taksey makes this illness a little less rough.

The staff at the Infusion Center is also beyond compare. Three nurses in particular continue to care for my father and they treat my father as if he were their own. Thelma Andres, RN, Julie Buckel, RN, and Mary Shirley, RN, are “angels on earth.” My father is always greeted with a smile. These ladies are so kind to him and cater to his every need. I have never seen such kindness and compassion for others and I appreciate what they do far more than words can express.

These individuals are an asset to AAMC. I want them to know that they have made a difference. Thank you.

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