Letter: Hospital’s bottom line trumps patient care

It’s important that the acting CEO of Aspen Valley Hospital gets the facts correct before addressing the newspaper about the physical therapy rounds in dispute (“Unfounded accusations,” letters, Feb. 4, The Aspen Times).

Our services, as private practice PTs, never involved patient treatment. We were there to educate, assist the doctors with brace fitting, improve patient-doctor-physical-therapist relationships and overall care.

It was a free service provided, never a treatment. Our dismissal was not only ill-handled, but certainly reflects an antagonistic attitude towards private citizens who support the hospital financially and provide a referral base for Aspen Valley Hospital.

BJ Williams, PTMS