Dr. Mehall: Please let me and my wife (Donna), extend our deepest appreciation, for the open heart surgery you performed on her on 18 April, 2014. You and your team were exemplary. Prior to the surgery, you showed extreme compassion, kindness and was extremely courteous towards me and Donna, in explaining why specific heart problems (new valve, Aortic Artery repair etc.), had to be resolved, in order to extend my wife’s way of life. I truly appreciate your patience, during my anxieties, and helping me to understand the very nature of this critical procedure. You did an outstanding job, and both of us commend you for your knowledge and surgical skills. They are remarkable. If I ever have to undergo any procedure, dealing with any cardio ailment, I wouldn’t hesitate to ask you to perform the procedure. You’re a credit to the profession. Please thank your wonderful surgical staff, as well as Kelly, Lauren, Sarah and Derrick for being understanding, compassionate and caring, during the stressful times, my wife and I went through. Her recovery is remarkable (She’s recuperating fast). I’ve forwarded correspondence to the CEO of the hospital, indicating that you and your staff, as well as the CVU and ICU personnel, should receive some type of commendation, for your professionalism. I only wish more patients and the public would appreciate the sacrifices medical personnel go through, so others can live the prosperous life they choose. Dr. Mehall, Donna and I thank you and we appreciate you as a wonderful human being; and many thanks to your family, who understand the mission you’ve undertaken. They deserve credit as well. Dr. Mehall, thank you and God Bless you.