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To my irreplaceable patients and families,

It is with mixed emotions that I am resigning from Sewickley Valley Pediatrics as of June 30, 2018. I am humbled by the trust you have placed in me to care for your children over the past 10 years. Each patient, each parent, each visit has made me a better pediatrician and I cannot thank you enough. Thank you for teaching me and for allowing me to be a part of your lives. Your children’s accomplishments have been a constant source of joy- rolling over, finally using the big kid potty, making the team, getting into college. I mourn that I will not be able to share in all the accomplishments yet to come. The children you are raising are amazing, and they will make this world a better place.

Although my heart is heavy when I think of leaving, I am very excited to be joining Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as a pediatric faculty member. Teaching has been a passion throughout my career- many of you have met my trainees over the years. My new position will allow me to be much more involved in educating the next generations of pediatricians, ensuring that your children and your children’s children have wonderful, caring pediatricians.

My wish is that all of my patients will be able to build a strong relationship with one of my wonderful partners at Sewickley Valley Pediatrics. I am happy to help anyone connect with another provider to ensure a smooth transition around my departure.

My heart will always have a room filled with all of the people Sewickley Valley Pediatrics has brought into my life- my partners, the fabulous nurses and staff (without whom I could never have done my job), the parents and grandparents and caregivers, and most of all, the children who gave my days meaning.

With best wishes and deepest gratitude,

Jackie Saladino