You don’t have to go off-Island

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To the Editor:

There is no place like home.

Why go off-Island for hip or knee replacement when the great Dr. Mabie is right here at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital?

Dr. Kevin Mabie made both my hip replacement surgeries seem like a walk in the park. In fact, I was walking in the park a mere week after surgery.

The good doctor and his great sidekick Patty are just amazing, and they see you through from the first appointment to the day you walk out. The orthopedic department at MVH is second to none, and, of course, we all know that the nursing staff at our hospital are truly the best — their professional care and their unfailing kindness extends to and beyond the patient to the community we live in. I always feel safe and in superior hands with them.

Thank you, Dr Mabie and Patty, and thank you to my wonderful nurses, Heather, Courtney,

Denise, Daisy, Sandy, Bea, Jenn, and Nicole, and a grateful shoutout to Mahina and Molly for getting me moving and independent within hours of surgery — no boats, no traffic, no germs. There is truly no place like home.

Marion G.T. Neuhoff
West Tisbury