To the KSB family,
We begin this new week with heavy hearts following the sudden loss of our own Dr. Rifaqat Khan in a tragic accident on Friday afternoon. Of course, our thoughts and prayers are with the Khan family as they grieve.
Our first concern is to offer sympathy and support to Dr. Khan’s family. In accordance with the family’s wishes and religious customs, a visitation was held Saturday and the burial service took place Sunday.
With this unexpected tragedy and the timing of the services, we made our best attempt to share the information as it became available. An email was sent to all employees and information was posted in various spots online. We understand that some people weren’t aware of the plans and apologize for the difficulty to share information in this unique situation.
As we all feel sadness and grief over the loss of a friend and coworker, we can find sympathy and consolation among the KSB family. Rev. Vinnie Marrandino is visiting Dr. Khan’s coworkers at Edwards Clinic today and is available to talk with employees throughout the organization. You may also choose to use the Employee Assistance Plan services, which are available to all employees by calling 800-456-6327. Our Human Resources staff is also available to answer questions and assist you.
We’re working to notify Dr. Khan’s patients that we’re still here to care for them. His internal medicine partners Dr. Pranjal Agrawal and Dr. Adnan Muhsin, along with other members of the KSB Medical Group, have stepped up to help care for Dr. Khan’s patients. Later this week, a formal letter will go out to Dr. Khan’s patient panel to explain the options and provide for continuity of care.
As we share stories and memories of what Dr. Khan meant to all of us, remember that the entire KSB community grieves together. Our most sincere thoughts and prayers go to the Khan family, and to all of those who knew him as a friend and a colleague.