History of the Sister City Program between Aspen and Bariloche

At their November 12, 2002 meeting the Aspen City Council unanimously voted to proclaim San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina as a sister city of Aspen. This followed a two-year trial relationship. The mayor of Bariloche and other officials attended a formal signing ceremony in Aspen in April of 2003 and officials from Aspen attended a similar signing ceremony in Bariloche in November 2003.

Bariloche is the gateway to Patagonia, located in the province of Rio Negro, within the Nahuel Huapi National Park, next to the Andes Mountains. It is surrounded by thousand-year-old forests, mountains covered in snow and crystal clear lakes. It was declared the Argentine capital of Adventure Tourism, offering a large variety of outdoor activities and sports year round. More information at barilocheturismo.gob.ar


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Aspen Bariloche Medical Exchange 2019

Last February, a group of four medical professionals from Hospital Zonal Ramón Carrillo visited Aspen as part of the annual medical exchange program. They were; Gaston Duwavram, Orthopedics, Belén Milleron, ...
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Medical Exchange Aspen 2018

In late February and early March, Aspen hosted the annual Aspen Bariloche Medical Exchange Program. Seven medical professionals from Bariloche participated representing hospital administration, orthopedics, physical therapy, dentistry, anesthesiology, and ...
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August 2017 – Rotary donates U$32,000.00 worth of equipment to 3 rural health centers

The Aspen Rotary Club in conjunction with the Club Rotary Nahuel Huapi, through their International Grant Program donated USD 32,000.00 worth of equipment to three rural health centers along what ...
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May 2017 – 15th annual medical exchange program to Bariloche

A group of medical professionals conducted the 15th annual medical exchange program to Bariloche.  Participants were Alyssa Franklin, Pharm D, MBA, Krista Fox, OTR/L, Head Injury Team Coordinator, Kimberly Kurr, ...
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El Municipio distinguió al Dr. Mark Purnell como Huésped de Honor

El intendente Gustavo Gennuso entregó el reconocimiento como Huésped de Honor al Dr. Mark Purnell por su contribución a la ciudad de San Carlos de Bariloche. En el marco de ...
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February 2017 – 5 medical professionals visited Aspen

A group of five medical professionals visited Aspen as part of the Aspen Bariloche Medical Exchange Program.  As in the past, the participants did peer study at Aspen Valley Hospital ...
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September 2016 – Donate goods to textile/cooking workshop

The Aspen Bariloche Medical Exchange Program donated a sewing machine, a cloth cutter, a four burner stove, and some consumable items to the Foundation Nutrir Patagonia.  These items are being ...
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June 2016 – 4 members of the AVH staff travel to Bariloche

Four members of the Aspen Valley Hospital professional staff traveled to Bariloche to complete the postponed medical exchange program of April.  While in Bariloche they gave several presentations/lectures to the  ...
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April 2016 – Dr. Purnell & Dr. Liotta travel to Bariloche for the medical exchange

Dr. Mark Purnell and Dr. Tito Liotta traveled to Bariloche for the annual medical exchange program.  Five other medical professionals had to postpone their trip because of cancelled flights in ...
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September 2015 – 3 medical professionals travel to work in Bariloche Hospital

Dr. Tito Liotta MD, Dr. Robert Christensen DDS and Candice Christensen RDH, traveled to Bariloche for the annual medical exchange program.  All three worked tirelessly in the public hospital doing ...
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