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  • Published February 4, 2014

    Arifur Shohel considers himself an ‘orphan’ now that his father, Abul Bashar, passed away last December. Still, he has nothing but high praise for the excellent care his father received from The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) over the years.

    He felt compelled to write a letter of praise to the hospital for the care his father received in his last days, when Mr. Bashar was rushed to the Emergency Department on December 2, 2013, and then transferred to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU), where he passed away on December 21.

    “He was the only person always with me and now, I am alone and feel like an orphan in this world,” Arifur states in a letter to TSH. “’Thank you’ is a simple phrase, but still, it is meant to show that we appreciate your kindness more than you could know. Thank you for taking such good care of my father in the CCU. Your kindness and patience meant so much to us.”

    He reserves special thanks to Dr. Howard Clasky as well as Dr. Nick Logarakis, Chief, Division of Urology.

    “Dr. Clasky supported me through this time. To the other doctors, nurses and staff – all so well-experienced and educated – you are the best of the best human beings in the world.”

    Mr. Bashar was a long time patient of Dr. Logarakis, and was even featured on the cover of the April 2012 edition of The Practice, a newsletter the hospital produced for physicians, with Dr. Logarakis.

    “My father was always treated at your hospital by Dr. Logarakis, who is also the best person and best doctor,” Arifur adds.

    “From our family, we thank you all for your support and help. We always support and pray for all of you at your hospital.”

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