Letter: A shot in the arm

A shot in the arm

Dear Editor:

The Aspen Valley Hospital board of directors would like to publicly extend a heartfelt thank you to the Aspen City Council and city staff for their support of the final two phases of the hospital’s master facilities plan. The council provided us with the time needed to present our plans and the opportunity to exchange ideas with public input. Our project improved as a result.

In addition, we appreciate the strong community support received on the street, in writing and at meetings. Your endorsement and words of encouragement were constant reminders of who and why we serve.

We have literally worked for years with administration, physicians and staff to develop all aspects of this project. To see it move one step closer to fruition is extremely gratifying. Now, with final approval, we can fully engage our fundraising efforts and continue to develop design documents in preparation for groundbreaking once the funds are secured through the generosity of our donors.

Our medical and professional staff has earned our trust and support. With this new facility they will be able to continue to provide the best in health care services in our community for years to come.

Thank you.

Board of directors, Aspen Valley Hospital

Chuck Frias

Dr. Barry Mink

Dr. Mindy Nagle

John Sarpa

Lee Schumacher