On January 14th our daughter was admitted to BCH for what we thought was post-op dehydration. We found out on January 16th she had a perforated bowel. Dr. Velez immediately contacted Dr. Hanisee, and they ruthlessly began to make arrangements for Shelly to be transferred to AMH for emergency surgery. While we had an extensive stay in ICU, Dr. Velez stayed in close contact with us personally and professionally with Dr. Hanisee. Dr. Velez has done so much for our family throughout the years but this meant the most to us. She is a very compassionate physician who truly practices medicine with care and understanding. We will always be grateful to her.
These two phenomenal physicians have been a blessing to our family. My niece recently underwent what was supposed to be a simple surgery. Things quickly took a turn for the worse, which lead to the family in fear for this young ladies life. After several days on a vent and a forty- day hospital stay she was stable enough to go home. During this time Dr. Hainsee and Dr. Velez ALWAYS made a point to make every encounter personal. Yes, while in two different facilities these two physicians remained in great contact (even afterhours if necessary) to provide my niece with exceptional care. These two ladies have made a lasting impression on our family that will forever be cherished. Perhaps, physicians of the year!