A Message of Gratitude
“The experience and kindness of the staff at Mount St. Mary’s really stood out to me”.
As a dedicated supporter of the Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, your commitment to our mission to reveal the healing love of Jesus to all, is vital to our success. Because my experience was so positive, I want to share it with you. Please join me in celebrating National Doctor’s Day on March 30 as I honor Dr. Largo and his entire team.
We were celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the school where I have taught for 30 years. Unfortunately, I had anything but the luck of the Irish that day. I had been having abdominal pain, and testing by my doctor didn’t really find anything. I was still able to work and get around. But then, that day at school, I received a call in my classroom that I needed to get to Mount St. Mary’s Hospital right away – there was a problem with my appendix! I was worried and nervous.
We were sent to the office of Dr. Donald Largo, a general surgery specialist affiliated with Mount St. Mary’s. After an assessment, he sent me to the ER to be admitted to have my appendix removed before it burst. I had never met Dr. Largo before, but he was so kind and calming. I automatically trusted him and knew everything would be all right, and my husband agreed. We learned that Dr. Largo has nearly 40 years of experience, but it was his bedside manner and his sincere kindness that really stood out.
Dr. Largo did the surgery that evening and I spent a few days at Mount St. Mary’s. Dr. Largo was supported by a team of nurses and an anesthesiologist who were equally wonderful. As an educator, I know how hard teachers work. I saw the same commitment in the nurses at Mount St. Mary’s. It’s a tough job and they deserve all the credit we can give them, especially as we still battle the pandemic. My surgery took place just as strict protocols were put in place at hospitals across New York. I could not have felt safer during my time at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital.
Your continued support of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation is truly appreciated. Join me in supporting Mount St. Mary’s Hospital today with a donation. Certainly you have had your own great experience with the caregivers or staff members at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation.
Please know the impact of your past support has helped to shape many positive experiences. Your generosity will continue to help patients like me.
With my sincere thanks,
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