Dr. Shanika sent a message to R. Milton Johnson – Chief Executive Officer of HCA Holdings, Inc. Email Address that said:
It is with great hopes that this email finds you well. The purpose of this email is for me to recognize several doctors, nurses, technicians, nurse leaders, nutritionists, as well as the cleaning and engineering team members at the Aventura Hospital that I have come into contact with during my stay. I went in thinking one thing and ended up staying and having surgery, which is the result of a very persistent doctor (Dr. Whitefield) who would not let me leave the hospital knowing I would possibly lose the use of my left leg. I wish I could list the names of all of my team members, but what I would say is that I was on the 9th floor in room 934 from 12/04-13/16 . I asking that you find it in your heart to send a certificate of some sort or some type of recognition to that floor and the additional individuals if possible who played a very important part in my recovery. I am an educator and at times we go unnoticed for the jobs that we do, so I really hope that you don't let this go unnoticed. It is truly the little things that count and the systems and training's that you along with others have put into place is shining like a light. I plan to continue sharing my experience with others so that the Aventura Hospital will continue to get the recognition that you have worked hard to share with patients like me. I look forward to hearing from you or someone on your team regarding this matter. Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter and again I hope this does not goes unnoticed.