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Vail Daily letter: Thanks to legislators from local hospital CEO

Thank you to Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, Sen. Kerry Donovan and all Colorado legislators for their support of SB 17-267, Sustainability of Rural Colorado. The legislation moves the Hospital Provider Fee into a separate enterprise, which will protect hospitals across the state from $528 million in funding cuts. Other components of the bill will help support rural Colorado through education funding and transportation — $30 million for rural and small schools and $1.8 billion for transportation projects over four years.

The legislation is being called a monumental compromise and one of the most significant pieces of legislation to come out of this year’s legislative session. Its passing will allow Vail Valley Medical Center to continue to provide high-quality care right here where our residents work and play.

Thank you again to Colorado legislators for working across the aisle to ensure a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future for all Coloradans.

Doris Kirchner

President and CEO, Vail Valley Medical Center