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High praise for a team effort

Dear Editor:

On Jan. 8 my husband hit a tree while skiing at Snowmass and sustained some serious injuries. The incredible work of the Snowmass Ski Patrol in getting him stabilized and to Aspen Valley Hospital as quickly as possible is something I will be eternally grateful for. The hard work it took, and the care given to him while en route to AVH was wonderful.

Wayne Hyrup dispatched Nate Green, Jake Martinson, Thom Suzawith, and Matt Kuhn who are all to be commended for such a difficult extraction. Pete Smith was great in getting me delivered back and forth by snowmobile and keeping me informed as to his condition once he was found. The paramedics were wonderful in getting him to AVH safely and with great care.

I’d also like to thank the ER team and Drs. Scott Gallagher, Bill Rodman and Mark Purnell for their care of Tom while he was in AVH, as well as the nurses and therapists who assisted him during his stay there. We have an incredible number of people to thank, and are lucky to live in a town where we have such a wonderful hospital, and to have the professional, skilled and caring patrol on the mountain who put their lives out there every day to help others. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Marilyn Foss

Aspen


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