journey

Derby resident Michael Danko celebrated the big 5-0 at YNHH's Center for Advanced Endoscopy, Feb. 4. His fiftieth endoscopy procedure, that is. Danko (seated, center), has been visiting the center every eight weeks since 1998 as part of ongoing care related to a procedure he had. The staff commemorated the milestone with a celebration for the 84-year-old. He and his wife said they think of the team in the center, on NP 4, as family; many have been with the center over the course of Danko's care. Left to right are: Angela Smith, Patient Care Associate; Eileen Levine, RN; Patricia and Michael Danko; Patti Maratea, RN; Cynthia Dabbraccio, RN, patient service manager; and William "BJ" Jackson, PCA. Missing from photo: Priya Jamidar, MD, who has been treating Danko since 2005.