Aspen Valley Hospital http://aspenpublicradio.org en Valley Roundup - March 7th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-march-7th-2014 <p>Joining us today are Carolyn Sackariason of the Aspen Daily News, Michael Miracle of Aspen Sojourner magazine and Andy Stone of the Aspen Times.</p><p>This week, the community processes the murder of a lifetime local.&nbsp; Homicide is rare here and it is especially difficult when the victim is so well know.</p><p>Also this week, Aspen Valley Hospital parts ways with a longtime surgeon and signs up with a new surgical team.</p><p>And, a new Limelight in Snowmass is off the table…maybe.</p><p>One of NPR’s top international correspondents visited the valley this week.&nbsp; Phillip Reeves gave audiences the backstory to Ukraine, Russia and Crimea.&nbsp; Reeves sat down for interview with us and you’ll hear it just ahead on this week’s Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Elise Thatcher 15209 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - March 7th, 2014 Aspen Valley Hospital Welcomes New CEO http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-valley-hospital-welcomes-new-ceo <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aspen Valley Hospital welcomed a new CEO last week. Dan </span>Bonk<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> started work at the small, non profit hospital on January </span>2nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Before arriving in Aspen, </span>Bonk<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was an executive at Wisconsin’s largest health care system, Aurora Health Care. The 30-year health care veteran talked to Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about moving the hospital’s expansion forward and dealing with controversy.</span></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12607 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Valley Hospital Welcomes New CEO Even with Federal Health Care Reform, Some Patients Struggle to Find Access to Care http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/even-federal-health-care-reform-some-patients-struggle-find-access-care <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Affordable Care Act continues to roll out with the opening of something called a marketplace next week. That’s where people can shop for health insurance. Health care reform also expands Medicaid - the government-subsidized health plan for low-income people. Currently, many doctors in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond don’t accept Medicaid patients because the plan gives providers a dismal reimbursement. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, some doctors say the issue highlights a fundamental problem with the health care system.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:43:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 7980 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Even with Federal Health Care Reform, Some Patients Struggle to Find Access to Care Physicians Juggling Patient Loads as the Medicare Pool Expands http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/physicians-juggling-patient-loads-medicare-pool-expands <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 23:53:20 +0000 Marci Krivonen 1919 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Physicians Juggling Patient Loads as the Medicare Pool Expands