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First rate medical care

First rate medical careDear Editor:I had an incident on the Snowmass mountain that necessitated the ski patrol to remove me by sled down the mountain from the High Alpine lift.The sensitivity and care that I received was remarkable. I had a dislocated hipand the pain was extraordinary. The ski patrol knew the predicament I was in and didn’t tryto rush me down the hill. They first found a medical board that allowed me to keep my legin a position that kept the pain at a minimum. Then and only then did they carefully lowerme on the sled and transport to an ambulance that waited for me at the bottom.After the short trip to Aspen Valley Hospital, I was put in the care of the emergencyroom personnel. From the time I arrived till the time I left, which was a little over two hours,the medical care was both caring and efficient. I am used to teamwork, but what I witnessedwas a well oiled machine that worked hand and glove with each other, not trying to oversteptheir responsibility, but just making sure their patient was receiving the best care possible.So from the time of my injury to the time I was released from the hospital I was the recipient of first rate E.M.S. and medical care and the people of Aspen should be proud of these dedicated folks. Thanks again.Nick BuonicontiMiami


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