Thank you for telling Judge Richard Bissen's story of his heart operation success (The Maui News, July 11).
I also underwent open-heart surgery last June and was a ticking time bomb when I entered Maui Memorial Medical Center.
The service within the heart department was excellent. Dr. Tracy Dornheim saved my life after Dr. Colin Lee diagnosed my critical situation and Dr. Michael Dang consulted with them.
The nurses were outstanding and everyone should know they no longer need to travel to Oahu to receive the best of care. It is here at MMMC.
Judge Bissen married my wife and I eight years ago in July. He is a valued addition to the bench here, and I am delighted we shared that experience and also the expertise of the staff at MMMC during our time of need.