I feel compelled to write to you concerning my Dad’s recent stay in your Critical Care Department, and ultimately his passing on your palliative care floor. My dad is from Pittsburgh, and had been fighting Myelodysplastic Syndrome for some time, but had permission to travel to Knoxville for a grandson’s wedding. While there, Dad became critically ill and was brought to Parkwest.
My Dad’s immune system was so compromised from his cancer that ultimately he could not overcome his double pneumonia. Drew went so far beyond his “duties” in his care of my dad, and his compassion and heart for us, his family, that I felt the need to thank him by bringing him to your attention.
Drew Everhart blessed my Dad and my family in the ICU. I don’t have adequate words to express how much his care, compassion, and skills meant to my dad and family. He is truly a gift to his patients and to your hospital.
When it became apparent that Dad was not going to be able to come back from this health crisis to due to his MDS and almost non-existent immune system the kindness, guidance, and sensitivity we received from Drew was immeasurable!
Living in Pittsburg, we have many great hospitals, doctors, and nurses, but my heart has never been touched by such an extraordinary nurse. Drew will forever hold a special place in my heart, and in the heart of my family. We were so blessed to have had this special individual care for my dad and be by our side through an extremely difficult and emotional time.