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Letter: Shame on Aspen Valley Hospital

I imagined Aspen Valley Hospital to be a prestigious hospital, nationally ranked, renowned faculty, top of the mark physicians and all around best health care a person could desire here.

When I read the June 15, 2016, Aspen paper I was shocked to read that an AVHS human resource manager is accused of gossiping about an employee’s medical records at a cocktail party. When this came out, the response by the hospital was very disappointing.

I have no doubt in my mind that had this records privacy breech been about a wealthy Aspen community member, things would have been handled differently. It is my hope this case will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and the harmed party will see justice prevail. Maybe then Gerson, Gilkerson, Knowles and Miller will truly learn to understand the missteps of the hospital in confidence between doctors and clients is a serious one. Shame on Aspen Valley Hospital for not living up to its reputation in the valley for excellence. They fired the wrong person.

Jennifer Vanian

Glenwood Springs

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