Poetry For Kids

Kudos

YearCommentSource
2011
"Thank you for your knowledge, skill and kindness during my dad's ... stay at the hospital. I appreciate the time you took to explain to us about dad's procedures, care and prognosis!  ...  You are a credit to the medical profession. Thanks once again for dad's wonderful care."
Family
2011
"Dr. Cunningham, you are such a wonderful person. Our family is very thankful for all you have done... The kindness of your heart has been such a blessing to our family. Thank you."
Family
2011
"Thank you for all your help ... in intensive care.  You seem like an exceptional doctor with a caring attitude."       
Family
2011
"Dr. Steven Cunningham was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable about the surgery. He also made my family feel at ease by talking ... after the surgery. He also made sure we were well informed about at-home care."
Patient
2011
"…thank you for the kindness and consideration that you have shown our family during a very difficult time."
Family
2011
"Throughout [his] ups and downs, you were always there for our family, day/night, weekends, it never mattered, you cared and that meant all the difference in the world to us.  [We] felt comfortable [to] always count on you ... You never ever made us feel that we burden to you or that you didn't have time for our many questions and concerns ... From the bottom of my heart, I thank you so very much ... You are a terrific physician."Family
2011
"Dr. Cunningham allowed God to use him to save my son's life! During the surgery, he kept me informed on the progress. He had an excellent bedside manner. I felt very comfortable discussing my sons care of him. I am forever grateful!" 
Family

2012

Dr. Cunningham ...  So many doctors seem to forget that the "bag of blood guts and muscles" they have in their hands has feelings, dreams and emotions.  Thankfully you are not one of those! … One last time, thank you."Patient
2012"Dr. Cunningham, My family and I would like to take this opportunity to express heartfelt thanks to you and your team at Saint Agnes for the dedication and care to our grandmother ... we are thankful she and our family she was under the care of a doctor like you. We will always remember your kindness with deep appreciation."Family
2013"Awesome bedside manner; Made sure we understood procedure; Easy to get a hold of and receptive to questions; Kept family updated; Professional and extremely knowledgeable." Patient
2013"Dr. Cunningham has everything a patient needs in a doctor. He is an outstanding surgeon with an incredible personality and bedside manner. He truly understands the personal feelings and needs of his patients. He is a true asset to Saint Agnes."Patient
2013"Dr. Cunningham was very compassionate, patient, and sincere with my family. He thoroughly explained the surgery, he was to perform an answer all of our questions in much detail.  Dr. Cunningham answered and return all of our phone calls promptly.  He acted professionally at all times and was very personal at the same time."Family
2013"Dr. Cunningham, Thank you so much … I appreciate it very much. I have great respect for you and your team … Thank you Dr.  Cunningham."
Patient
2013"Dr. Cunningham is awesome.  His bedside manner is superb.  His knowledge is extensive.  He was able to explain complex subject matter in layman's terms.  I was panicked when I got the diagnosis but with him as my surgeon, I felt confident that all was well."
Patient
2013"Dr. Cunningham, thank you for the excellent job."Patient
2014"Dr. Cunningham, I am and will be eternally grateful to you for your treatment of and care for my brother ... In a very unfamiliar situation, you became a familiar face, contact and support."
Family
2014"It was a pleasure to have Dr. Cunningham assist in the care of my mother. He was very patient with us. He is a fabulous doctor and I would recommend him over and over!"Family
2014"'The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires (William Arthur Ward).' Thank you for being so great."Student
2014"Dr. Cunningham performed liver surgery on my mother ...  Dr. Cunningham was kind, compassionate, gentle, and showed genuine concern for my mother's entire well being.  My mother and I delighted in having him care for her befoe and after her surgery.  We are forever grateful to him."Family
2015"Thank you for everything you've done for me over our years working together.  Your level of caring for your patients and their families is inspirational, and your patience with me was nothing short of remarkable."
Colleague / Staff
2015"Gentleman's gentleman"
Family
2015"Dr. Cunningham is a caring, empathetic, and skilled surgeon.  The access he allows his patients is unprecedented in my view.  I will be eternally grateful for his care."
Family
2015"Dr. Cunningham takes the time to explain everything and answer any questions.  He is accessible by phone.  He is very good in dealing with his patients and staff.  He is also a brilliant and skilled doctor.  Anyone who has him as their doctor is in great hands."
Family
2015

"Just to say Thank you for being such a nice doctor."
Family
2015
"Gave an outstanding presentation to the perioperative suite ... I would like to thank him for his diligence and make sure that he was acknowledged for a job well done.   Kudos and a standing ovation Dr. Cunningham!!"
Colleague / Staff
2016"Caring, wonderful, compassionate, positive doctor.  The way a doctor should be!  Should teach other doctors his bedside manner."    
Patient
2016"This man saved my husband with Whipple.  He is the perfect doctor - kind, compassionate, and he makes a patient and family feel like we are [h]is only ones.  We love him needless to say.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you."
Patient
2016"I want to send this to Dr. Cunningham. He is the kind of surgeon that I appreciate working with. He has respect to his team, reasonable, caring and an example. People will work hard if they show value to their team.   Some nurses not only look at the skills level of the surgeons, but also professionalism and sense of value and mutual respect."
Colleague / Staff
2016
"Dr. Cunningham is awesome! He was comforting to me - texting with me to calm me down. Spent plenty of time answering my questions! Thanks!"
Patient
2016
"If you think you are in good hands with Allstate … You should try Dr. Cunningham!!! Fabulous care of before during and after surgery, a great human being! A blessing for me and my family."
Patient
2016
"Dr. Cunningham is extremely personable and takes time with each patient. He explains everything to the patient and family on their level.  Dr. Cunningham's team is also friendly and knowledgeable. I felt like a person and not a number!" 
Patient
2016
"If I had to do it again, I'd choose talk to Cunningham. He's great."
Patient

Year        "Comment"                                                                                                                                                                  - Source        

2016       "Dr. Cunningham, Thank you so much for doing such a great job ...  It looks like I won't have any scars, and thanks for to our follow-up, I think I'm already almost fully recovered … Thank you so much!!"       - Patient


2016       "Dr. Cunningham is absolutely the best doctor I have dealt with in my 35 years: Professional, good listener, very quick response, shares his cell numbers, makes sure any questions were answered."       - Patient


2016       "Dr. Cunningham is truly gifted at communicating with his patients, whether it be through analogy or diagram … [he] demonstrated this every time we stepped into a room and his ability to do so was inspiring, to say the least."               - Student


2016       "A great attending to have and really pushes residents from a research perspective. In terms of patient care, very meticulous..."      - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2016       "Provides feedback and correction in a serious, yet calm manner.  Great bedside manner and rapport with patients."     - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2016       "Caring, wonderful, compassionate, positive doctor.  The way a doctor should be!  Should teach other doctors his bedside manner."         - Patient

2016       "Dr. Cunningham is awesome! He was comforting to me - texting with me to calm me down. Spent plenty of time answering my questions! Thanks!"     - Patient

2016       "Dr. Cunningham is extremely personable and takes time with each patient. He explains everything to the patient and family on their level.  Dr. Cunningham's team is also friendly and knowledgeable. I felt like a person and not a number!"      - Patient

2016       "First-time patients – Office protocol: Simply excellent; Wait time: Wonderful; Front staff: Great; Office: Beautiful; Consultation with Dr.: Excellent! Will refer patients."     - Patient (Anonymous)

2016       "I want to send this to Dr. Cunningham. He is the kind of surgeon that I appreciate working with. He has respect to his team, reasonable, caring and an example. People will work hard if they show value to their team.   Some nurses not only look at the skills level of the surgeons, but also professionalism and sense of value and mutual respect."    Colleague/Staff (anonymous)

2016       "If I had to do it again, I'd choose Dr. Cunningham. He's great."     - Patient

2016       "If you think you are in good hands with Allstate … You should try Dr. Cunningham!!! Fabulous care of before during and after surgery, a great human being! A blessing for me and my family."     - Patient

2016       "This man saved my husband with Whipple.  He is the perfect doctor - kind, compassionate, and he makes a patient and family feel like we are [h]is only ones.  We love him needless to say.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you."  

2016       "Very knowledgeable and Ihigh level of professionalism. Very kind, responsive, expert in the field. I'll recommend to all my friends."     - Patient

2016       "Provides feedback and correction in a serious, yet calm manner.  Great bedside manner and rapport with patients."      - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2016       "HUGE THANK YOU, to Dr. Steven Cunningham & team., who performed my surgery. What an incredible doctor! If you EVER need your gallbladder removed, he is the doctor to see. He is kind, honest, caring, and really goes the extra mile to make sure you feel better. Incredible doctors like that are rare. THANK YOU St. Agnes, for helping me feel back to normal!"     - Patient

2016       "Expert in the field. Passionate about what he is doing. Very patient and kind towards patient and family members. Willing to explain every question that we had. Successful outcome on a very complicated operation."     - Patient (Anonymous)

2016        "A great attending to have and really pushes residents from a research perspective. In terms of patient care, very meticulous..."     - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2015       "Cares about his patients. Very involved with day-to-day patient care."     - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2015       "Good teacher."     - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2015       "Very easily reachable for consults. Very involved in patient would like a little more resident autonomy when managing his patients."     - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2015       "Very good teacher include invested in the education of the residents."     - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2015       "Very thorough and takes every opportunity to make our interactions, either in person or over the phone, a teaching moment."     - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2015       "Thank you for everything you've done for me over our years working together.  Your level of caring for your patients and their families is inspirational, and your patience with me was nothing short of remarkable."    Colleague/Staff

2015       "Gentleman's gentleman"     - Patient

2015       "Dr. Cunningham is a caring, empathetic, and skilled surgeon.  The access he allows his patients is unprecedented in my view.  I will be eternally grateful for his care."     - Patient

2015       "Dr. Cunningham takes the time to explain everything and answer any questions.  He is accessible by phone.  He is very good in dealing with his patients and staff.  He is also a brilliant and skilled doctor.  Anyone who has him as their doctor is in great hands."     - Patient

2015       "Just to say Thank you for being such a nice doctor."     - Family

2015       "Gave an outstanding presentation to the perioperative suite ... I would like to thank him for his diligence and make sure that he was acknowledged for a job well done.   Kudos and a standing ovation Dr. Cunningham!!"    Colleague/Staff

2014       "Cares a lot about his patients. Very demanding when it comes to taking care of his patients. Respects the residents."      - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2014       "Easy to reach regarding patient care, good at teaching."      - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2014       "Great in patient care."     - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2014       "Impeccable professionalism with patients. Outstanding bedside manner. Would let him take care of any of my family members."     - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2014       "The most humane surgeon I have ever met. Wish I could be more like him."      - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2014       "Dr. Cunningham, I am and will be eternally grateful to you for your treatment of and care for my brother ... In a very unfamiliar situation, you became a familiar face, contact and support."     - Family

2014       "It was a pleasure to have Dr. Cunningham assist in the care of my mother. He was very patient with us. He is a fabulous doctor and I would recommend him over and over!"     - Family

2014       "'The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires (William Arthur Ward).' Thank you for being so great."   - Student

2014       "Dr. Cunningham performed liver surgery on my mother ...  Dr. Cunningham was kind, compassionate, gentle, and showed genuine concern for my mother's entire well being.  My mother and I delighted in having him care for her before and after her surgery.  We are forever grateful to him."     - Family

2013       "Although most residents will find this attending to be very demanding in certain aspects of patient care, he really cares about the residents.  Enjoys teaching.  Very easy to reach and very approachable."     - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2013       "Dr. Cunningham is genuinely interested in the residents learning from each case. He encourages us to participate in discussions and is always willing to answer questions."      - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2013       "Excellent attending."      - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2013       "His constant drive for perfection, untamed meticulousness, and eagerness to make every experience of educational one is probably the highlights of being a resident on the Gold Surgery team. Always available and appreciative. Immediate and thorough feedback. An excellent teacher."      - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2013       "Loved working with him … teaches you how to pay attention."     - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2013       "Very approachable."      - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2013       "Awesome bedside manner; Made sure we understood procedure; Easy to get a hold of and receptive to questions; Kept family updated; Professional and extremely knowledgeable."      - Patient

2013       "Dr. Cunningham has everything a patient needs in a doctor. He is an outstanding surgeon with an incredible personality and bedside manner. He truly understands the personal feelings and needs of his patients. He is a true asset to Saint Agnes."     - Patient

2013       "Dr. Cunningham was very compassionate, patient, and sincere with my family. He thoroughly explained the surgery, he was to perform an answer all of our questions in much detail.  Dr. Cunningham answered and return all of our phone calls promptly.  He acted professionally at all times and was very personal at the same time."     - Family

2013       "Dr. Cunningham, Thank you so much … I appreciate it very much. I have great respect for you and your team … Thank you Dr.  Cunningham."     - Patient

2013       "Dr. Cunningham is awesome.  His bedside manner is superb.  His knowledge is extensive.  He was able to explain complex subject matter in layman's terms.  I was panicked when I got the diagnosis but with him as my surgeon, I felt confident that all was well."     - Patient

2013       "Dr. Cunningham, thank you for the excellent job."     - Patient

2012       "An excellent teacher, cares about his patients a lot."      - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2012       "Excellent surgeon and great mentor of the program."     - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2012       "Extremely interested in resident education and development."      - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2012       "Dr. Cunningham, My family and I would like to take this opportunity to express heartfelt thanks to you and your team at Saint Agnes for the dedication and care to our grandmother ... we are thankful she and our family she was under the care of a doctor like you. We will always remember your kindness with deep appreciation."     - Family

2012       Dr. Cunningham ...  So many doctors seem to forget that the "bag of blood guts and muscles" they have in their hands has feelings, dreams and emotions.  Thankfully you are not one of those! … One last time, thank you."     - Patient

2011       "Dr. Cunningham is a hard worker."      - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2011       "Dr. Cunningham, you are such a wonderful person. Our family is very thankful for all you have done... The kindness of your heart has been such a blessing to our family. Thank you."     - Family

2011       "Excellent educator. Takes the time to teach residents it was always available. Treats residents in a respectful manner. Dr. Cunningham is one of the best teachers on the Gold service."      - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2011       "His bedside manner is amazing [as is] the communication with other attendings and other teams. Very organized ethical and peaceful, knowledgeable."     - Resident Trainee (anonymous)

2011       "Thank you for all your help ... in intensive care.  You seem like an exception doctor with a caring attitude."            - Family

2011       "Thank you for your knowledge, skill and kindness during my dad's ... stay at the hospital. I appreciate the time you took to explain to us about dad's procedures, care and prognosis!  ...  You are a credit to the medical profession. Thanks once again for dad's wonderful care."     - Family

2011       "Dr. Steven Cunningham was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable about the surgery. He also made my family feel at ease by talking ... after the surgery. He also made sure we were well informed about at-home care."     - Patient

2011       "…thank you for the kindness and consideration that you have shown our family during a very difficult time."     - Family

2011       "Throughout [his] ups and downs, you were always there for our family, day/night, weekends, it never mattered, you cared and that meant all the difference in the world to us.  [We] felt comfortable [to] always count on you ... You never ever made us feel that we burden to you or that you didn't have time for our many questions and concerns ... From the bottom of my heart, I thank you so very much ... You are a terrific physician."     - Family

2011       "Dr. Cunningham allowed to God to use him to save my son's life! During the surgery, he kept me informed on the progress. He had an excellent bedside manner. I felt very comfortable discussing my sons care of him. I am forever grateful!"      - Family