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Letter: Hire locally for hospital

I read your story this morning “Hospital to cast ‘wide net’ in search for CEO” (The Aspen Times, Feb. 10) with interest.

The experience of losing the past two CEOs to their home states — Dan Bonk to Wisconsin and David Ressler to Arizona — suggests to me that the search should be limited to Colorado.

There are dozens of midlevel hospital administrators on the Front Range — Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Pueblo — who’d love to move to Aspen and not have second thoughts and then move away.

In addition, a new administrator from Colorado would understand the Colorado health care system, insurers and referral patterns. A big bonus.

Dr. Tom Kurt


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