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AVH denies no one

A recent letter to the editor from a Denver woman asked for help for someone urgently in need of gallbladder surgery. According to the letter, the ill person was denied admission to a hospital because she had no insurance.

I would like to clarify Aspen Valley Hospital’s position on patients seeking emergency care.

As a community-owned, tax-supported, special district hospital, AVH provides emergency care to anyone in need. We do not discriminate for any reason, including ability to pay. We have an ethical and legal obligation to provide necessary medical care, and no one is turned away.

While I don’t know which hospital the author of the letter is referring to, I would like to assure the community that it was not Aspen Valley Hospital.

Ginny Dyche

Aspen Valley Hospital


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