A message from Village Medical President Brent Asplin, MD

June 15, 2020

 

To our Village,

 

Together we have faced a series of heartbreaking events that have exposed the ugly reality of racism in our communities.  These events and the wave of protests we have witnessed demonstrate how much work lies ahead to end racism in all its forms.  We cannot improve the health of our communities without affirming the value of everyone we are privileged to serve and taking action to promote equity and racial justice at all levels.

 

The unique history of discrimination faced by the Black community requires a strong and specific response.  Unless we demonstrate through action that Black Lives Matter, we will not begin to heal the wounds of history, nor can we claim that we are opposing racism in all its forms.   

 

The path ahead will be defined by actions, not by words.  Here you will find a message from our parent company’s chief executive officer, Tim Barry, regarding our collective commitment to change.

 

With great care and compassion, Village Medical commits to this journey of racial justice and reconciliation. Please join us.

 

Brent Asplin, MD

President, Village Medical