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Learn origins of Aspen’s hospital

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The Aspen Times
Aspen CO Colorado

ASPEN – Tonight’s Time Travel Tuesdays, put on by the Aspen Historical Society, will take a look at the history of medical care in Aspen.

Citizens’ Hospital, built for $16,000 in 1891, was the first medical facility to go up in Aspen, out of a need for the health of miners and their families.

Over the years, it transitioned from a subscription organization to nonprofit. A new facility, Aspen Valley Hospital, was built in the 1970s.

At 5:30 p.m. at Aspen Community Church, located at 200 E. Bleeker St., a panel of speakers will participate in “Citizens’ Hospital to AVH: Public to Nonprofit.”

Panelists include Dr. Barry Mink; Ginny Dyche, Aspen Valley Hospital director of community relations; and Sigrid Stapleton, an associate volunteer for 35 years.

Admission is $8 and free for Lixiviator members.

The winter schedule also includes:

March 19: “Fire or Emergency: Get the 411 on 911.”

March 26: “Walking the Straight and Narrow: Law Enforcement in Our Valley.”

For more info, visit http://www.aspenhistoricalsociety.com.


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