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There’s no place like home

Dear Editor:

I have spent the majority of my professional life (a period spanning over 20 years) in the field of health care. During that time, I have functioned in various roles in several different hospitals. Recently, however, I viewed the health care system from a new perspective ” that of an inpatient.

I was admitted to the Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) Patient Care Unit through the Emergency Department. My physicians, ” along with consultants they contacted ” nurses and the entire support staff did everything they could to keep me comfortable and to meet my needs. I felt more vulnerable than I have at any other time in my life, but I also had total confidence in the team caring for me. To a person, they couldn’t have been more caring, competent, or professional. I have a new appreciation for these dedicated individuals, and I was extremely impressed by the level of personal commitment I witnessed each day during my hospitalization.

I am so proud to be associated with AVH’s employees and physicians, knowing that the extraordinary care I received is extended to every patient that comes to our facility. I can now say, first hand, that there is a reason Aspen Valley Hospital has a reputation for an uncommon level of personalized care, care that is among the best in the country.

Dave Ressler, CEO

Aspen Valley Hospital

Aspen


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