Readers Say Thanks
Medical exchange a success
In early February a delegation of medical professionals visited the Roaring Fork Valley from the Ramón Carrillo Hospital located in Aspen’s Sister City, Bariloche, Argentina. The purpose of this visit was to participate in the Aspen Bariloche Medical Exchange Program. This program was founded by the Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation and Aspen Sister Cities. Since 2003 we have been working to improve patient care in our communities through education, philanthropy and cultural exchanges.
Thank you to our community for being so welcoming to orthopaedic surgeons Tomas Trapani and Ernest Barbeito, anesthesiologist Marisa Capdevila, pharmacist Marcela Gil, physical therapist Enrique Santillan, and nutritionist Mercedes Terceño.
This exchange would not be possible without our extremely dedicated volunteers. We especially thank:Tito Liotta, orthopaedic surgeon at Valley View Hospital; Mark Purnell, orthopaedic surgeon at Aspen Valley Hospital; Krista Fox, occupational therapist at Aspen Valley Hospital; Chris Beck, anesthesiologist at Aspen Valley Hospital; Alyssa Franklin, pharmacist at Aspen Valley Hospital; Kimber Kurr, physical therapist at Aspen Valley Hospital; and Sandy Holmes, nutritionist at Aspen Valley Hospital.
We sincerely appreciate the generous donations and continued support from several of our local businesses including: The Mountain Chalet for providing housing to several members of the delegation, The Aspen Skiing Co., Bonnie’s Restaurant, l’Hostaria, Dr. Tom & Carol Kurt and the Colorado Mountain Club, James Ibbotson, Aspen and Bariloche Sister Cities, Aspen Valley Hospital and Valley View Hospital.
Aspen Sister Cities
Dr. Mark Purnell and Laura Pritchard
Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Garfield County has been taking part in a project with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Its work is to be featured this week…