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Aspen Valley Hospital employees generously give back

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Written by Deborah Breen, President & CEO
Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation

This is an amazing time of year in Aspen. The leaves have exploded into vibrant hues of oranges and yellows, the nights are getting chilly, we celebrated the first snowfall, and we are already looking forward to the opening of ski season and the holidays.

It is also the time of year that Aspen Valley Hospital and Foundation solidify plans for 2018, putting together budgets, strategic plans, and forecasts. However, before we launch into 2018, we want to take a moment to pause as we have a lot left to celebrate in 2017. For starters, the generosity of our own employees.

Jose Arturo Garcia
Nutritional Services

This is a great place. The medical staff take care of people very well. The nurses and doctors care so much about everyone. Plus, both of my daughters were born at Aspen Valley Hospital!

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Annette "Nettie" Kremer
Quality/Risk Management Department

I give because I live in this community and use the hospital. My kids were born here. I have also worked here for 33 years and feel that I need to give back.

At Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation, we like to think that charity begins at home, and that's never more apparent than during our annual fall employee giving campaign. Employees at every level contribute to enhance hospital services, knowing that their gifts are helping to not only support quality healthcare in their community, but also, the very patients they are caring for. When asked, our employees have simple but meaningful reasons for giving. For me, I give to the Foundation because I am asking others to do the same and I want to lead by example. I believe in our values, our vision and I want to ensure I am doing my part.

We thought it would be perfect timing to dedicate this issue of Communication Corner to our employee donors.

The end of the year gets us all thinking about what we are grateful for in our lives. We are grateful for our employees, who extended their gratitude by giving generous gifts to one of their favorite charitable organizations — their very own Aspen Valley Hospital.

Joe High
Patient Rep

I think it's important to give back. Aspen Valley Hospital is one of the most valuable assets in the community, one that I've used for family members and myself. I've been employed here for 11 years. I wish I could give more!

Maxine McCowan
RN

Participating in the employee giving campaign is one way we can show the community that extraordinary care starts with us.

Elaine Gerson
General Counsel, RN

My husband (Dr. Gordon Gerson) and I give because Aspen Valley Hospital, as a treasured community resource, is here to provide quality medical care to not only our valley residents, but visitors as well. Staff, physicians and volunteers that spend countless hours here helping to achieve our mission are an integral part of why we are so great. Contributions to the Hospital Foundation are just one way of giving back and saying "thank you" to the entity that allows us to provide those services here.

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