When Dr. Heather and Dr. Mike Murphy were recruited by Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) to join its growing network of providers in early 2017, the community quickly learned they were something special. Dr. Heather is a board-certified otolaryngologist (specialist in care of the ear, nose, and throat), and offers services to both adults and children ranging from chronic sinusitis, to problems of the ear, voice disorders, head and neck surgery, the insertion of ear tubes, care of tonsils and adenoids and treats many other common and more complex conditions. Dr. Mike is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who also treats people of all ages with conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes. In addition to comprehensive ophthalmology care, he also offers cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, trauma care of the eyelids and bones of the eye socket, and treatment of blocked tear ducts.
This dynamic husband and wife duo have grown their practices tremendously over the past two years, and they now see over 3,700 patients annually, far outpacing expectations. In fact, the Drs. Murphy have already outgrown their current space, which has led to the construction of new offices on the Hospital campus, accommodating both patient and practitioner needs. To celebrate, a ribbon cutting will be held tomorrow, followed by tours of the new clinical area and a “meet and greet” with both doctors and their teams.
These are the kinds of projects that are fueled by need, and made possible by generous support. Three of the four phases of the Master Facilities Plan have now been completed, and the fourth and final phase of the project is 100% dependent on philanthropy. With $13.5 million remaining to be raised, the Foundation’s $60 million capital campaign goal is in reach. Please join us in celebrating this exciting new space, and consider supporting your community hospital.