May 25, 2023

DECH bids a fond farewell to Anesthesiologist, Dr. Leonid Brodsky, after 21 years of dedicated service.  In 2002, Dr. Brodsky and his wife Helen came to Machias, and he began his employment at Dr. Massaad’s general surgery practice.  Dr. Brodsky has been a member of the Down East Community Hospital medical staff since 2002 and he came on as a full-time Anesthesiologist at DECH in 2007.

Dr. Aziz Massaad on Dr. Brodsky’s service, “I believe hiring Dr. Brodsky and recruiting him to this county was one of the best decisions I have made as a physician. He has been a great asset for this hospital, a superb addition to the medical staff, and a very compassionate and caring medical professional to our community.”

Dr. Brodsky means a lot to many and saying goodbye was difficult.  There was a nice get-together in the Skylight Café complete with cake, ice cream and many hugs.  Earlier in the week there was a night out with the medical staff and their guests and yet another evening with his co-workers from the OR and Ambulatory Surgery unit.

CEO, Steve Lail, on Dr. Brodsky’s retirement, “Dr. Brodsky, a consummate professional, and an all-around pleasant human being will be greatly missed by his DECH family and the patients he interacted with over these many years. We wish he and Helen a long, healthy retirement.”

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