Let’s get another doctor
August 21, 2002
Linda Vieira, Teresa Hall and Carole Moran have spent years dedicated to providing health care to our community. Between them, they have 55 years of history servicing our valley.
They have maintained a very high standard of care and are ethically above reproach. They have demonstrated a level of commitment to our community that is unsurpassed. Furthermore, they provide an indispensable service in caring for the low-income and indigent populations in the valley.
Whatever problems they have had in finding the right doctor to take over their practice should not be held against them – other OB practices in Aspen have had similar problems with personnel retention.
Furthermore, were it not for the hospital’s recent “closing” of the obstetrics and gynecology specialty, Dr. Bruice’s decision to open his own practice would not have had other implications, and this “controversy” would have been averted.
There is a groundswell of support for these nurse-midwives. They have cared for countless women in our community who can attest to their outstanding level of medical care and compassionate practice.
It is essential that the hospital take into consideration the years of dedication and service these women have given to our community. It is imperative that they be given whatever support is necessary to keep their doors open.
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The solution seems clear: change the bylaws that prevent another OB/GYN from joining Aspen Center for Women’s Health. Let’s get another doctor.