Thank You Notes

  • “You never think an accident will happen to you, until one day it does, and before you know it, courageous healthcare workers come to your rescue. In April, I was cutting down a tree on my property when a limb came crashing down on me, knocking me unconscious. I was airlifted by LIFE STAR to Hartford Hospital for specialized care for a traumatic brain injury. It could have turned from horrific to tragic had it not been for the selfless healthcare workers taking the proper immediate actions to save my life. Your actions, your professionalism and your care saved my family from a tragedy. I will never be able to fully express my deepest and sincerest gratitude. Because of your incredible work ethic, expertise and care, I met my first grandson in August, and for that I am forever thankful.”

    - Michael Longsdorf and family, Quaker Hill

  • “Hospice care was well done. I was honored to be with my husband as he died. I gave him a great send off! Thank you for your help.”

    - Spouse of Hartford West Hospice patient

  • “Although the procedures I underwent — biopsy, SpaceOAR, radiation — were not difficult, they do cause a certain degree of anxiety. What impressed me is not the new technology, which is amazing, but EVERY staff member I encountered at Backus Hospital. They were a wonderful combination of competence, compassion and good humor, thereby relieving that anxiety.”

    - Tom Sullivan

  • “My recent stay at Backus Hospital was an excellent experience, as always! Dr. Hairong Lu was informative and eager to answer any concerns I had and I had complete trust in her diagnosis and her desire to make me understand my treatment. Drs. Adam Neidleman and Mahesh Kabadi are also excellent doctors. I would only consider going to another hospital if I could not get the treatment I needed at Backus!”

    - Harriet Hoyle, Norwich