Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation salutes outgoing Chairman |

Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation salutes outgoing Chairman

Courtesy of AVHF
Outgoing AVH Foundation Board Chairman Archer Bishop holds the “Moving Mountains” award that was presented to him by the Board in honor of his five years of service. Also shown are AVH and AVHF Board Member, Chuck Frias; AVH Board Member, Lee Schumacher; AVHF President, Deborah Breen; AVHF Board Member, Pam Alexander; AVHF Vice Chairman, Ernie Fyrwald; incoming AVHF Chairman, John Sarpa; AVHF Board Secretary, Joan Gurrentz; AVHF Board Member, Jeff Siegel; and AVH CEO, Dave Ressler. AVHF Board Members not pictured: Coley Cassidy, Douglas Rovira, and Ginette Sebenaler.
Courtesy of AVHF

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Deborah Breen, President & CEO
Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation

Last Tuesday, hospital leaders and community friends bid farewell to outgoing AVH Foundation Board Chairman, Archer Bishop and his wife, Sandie. The couple, who is relocating full time to South Carolina, was sent off with a surprise party with more than 70 people in attendance, many of whom shared personal stories about the wonderful impact the Bishops have had on our community.

John Sarpa will succeed Dr. Bishop as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Sarpa has been an integral part of Aspen Valley Hospital and the Foundation, serving as Chairman of the Hospital Board from 2004-2013, as Interim AVH CEO in 2013, and as the Foundation Board’s Vice Chair since 2012.

As part of the festivities, AVH Foundation President & CEO, Deborah Breen presented Dr. Bishop with the “Moving Mountains” award to commemorate his vital role as the Foundation’s inaugural board chairman – a position he has held since July, 2013. Under his insightful leadership, the organization has been able to build a strong board, recruit a Foundation team, create a comprehensive development program, and launch a $60 million capital campaign.

Dr. Bishop, the ultimate gentleman, has been an inspiring leader and an incredible friend and advisor who is well respected by all. He encouraged many people to get involved and played a pivotal role in helping AVH Foundation reach the $43 million mark in their campaign fundraising efforts, which are being dedicated to the Hospital’s master facilities plan.

Dr. Bishop leaves AVH Foundation incredibly positioned, and with his utmost confidence that momentum will continue and the $60 million goal will be attained. AVH Foundation remains confident that they can build upon Dr. Bishop’s efforts and achieve their goals under the strong leadership of John Sarpa.

Dr. Bishop deserves our collective congratulations and thanks for his service and unwavering commitment to healthcare in our community.  Although he is stepping down as Chairman, he will remain on the Foundation board to ensure progress continues.

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