Letter: Drop the sexism, Richard Carnes
This letter is in response to Richard Carnes’ recent column about his visit to the hospital. As a longtime member of the Vail Health Volunteer Corps and a recent surgical patient at this facility myself, I thank you for recognizing how fortunate we are to have this outstanding hospital in our small community.
However, I was stunned by your comment about waking up after your surgery to a “cute blond.” This is both sexist and demeaning to that staff member. Why couldn’t you have referred to her as kind or attentive? If it had been a male, would you have commented about his appearance?
These types of comments devalue the amazing professional qualities of the Vail Health staff that I have personally observed throughout the hospital for over 12 years.