Letter: Job security
Does Aspen Valley Hospital really care about the community’s health? Obviously not, or the person who made the questionable decision to eliminate the blood profile from the health fair does not. The blood profile, for all the people who have been coming year after year for it, is probably the most important element of the fair. It is the chance to catch an abnormality early and address it before it becomes a problem. Seems to be much more cost-effective than dealing with a disease later on. I guess the hospital is looking at the flip side. When you get diagnosed with something bad and they are checking you into their fancy new hospital, they will probably be telling you that the hospital and its good friends in the pharmaceutical industry will take good care of you. And before they realize what they are saying, they will probably add, “Too bad you didn’t catch this sooner.”
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