Winthrop-University Hospital receives countless letters from grateful patients each
year. Some even come back to the Hospital after their recovery to thank those
whose care made a lasting impression on them. After being treated at Winthrop
on three separate occasions over the course of 10 years, S. Michael Apollo felt it
was important to do just that.
Mr. Apollo, who attributes his longevity to the outstanding care he received
at Winthrop, wanted to say thank you in a special way. He chose to make two
significant donations to the Hospital. What's more, he wanted to come back to
the Hospital to personally thank his caregivers for their extraordinary care and
concern, which he truly believes has allowed him to enjoy a healthy, active
retirement with his wife, Anna, and to pursue his interests – going to the opera
and playing golf. So he and his family recently visited the patient care units
where he was treated.
"Every time I have been at Winthrop, all of the nurses were caring, compassionate
and kind. I think it's time to give back, and I wanted to give back to
an institution that has served me well," said Mr. Apollo, whose family was also
grateful for the nurses' kindness and diligence in keeping them well-informed
during each of Mr. Apollo's hospitalizations.
John P. Broder, Vice President of
External Affairs and Develop -
ment at Winthrop (above, right)
thanks S. Michael Apollo (left)
for his generous donations to
Winthrop during a plaque dedication
held in Mr. Apollo's honor.
"There truly is a special dimension of care here at Winthrop, and Mr. Apollo is
a testament to that care. The staff made such an impact on him that he was prompted
to give back in a way that will touch the lives of countless other patients who
come to Winthrop,"
said John P. Broder,
Vice President of
External Affairs and
Grateful for the outstanding treatment he received
at Winthrop-University Hospital over the years,
S. Michael Apollo (above, center) and his wife,
Anna, and daughter, Anne-Marie, (second and
third from left) recently visited
the patient care units where
Mr. Apollo was treated to
thank his caregivers for
their care and concern.
Members of Winthrop's
also present for a special
held in Mr. Apollo's
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