April 15, 2014

John Fogarty
President and CEO
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Needham
148 Chestnut Street
Needham, MA 02492

Dear Mr. Fogarty,

One year ago today, our 91 year old father, Merton R. Young, passed away in the ICU at the BIDMCNeedham. Father McGaugh, from St. Bartholomew's Church, administered Last Rites at around 3:00 in the afternoon, also the time the tragedy at the Marathon was occurring.

As I reflect back on that difficult day, I am reminded of the tenderness, compassion, and respect the doctors and nurses in your ICU showed my father in his final days here on earth.

Even as the shocking news from Boston unfolded, your ICU staff continued unerring focus on our family, acting with kindness and total professionalism.

On this one year anniversary, as we move forward with hope as a family and city, I would like to send a heartfelt thank you to your ICU staff for the special care they provided to our father and family.

Sincerely,
Claudia Young Reents