Mrs. Melodie Garrobo

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Aortic valve replacement.  I’m semi retired having worked most of my career in healthcare.  I’m also a runner so having my surgery and worried how it would curtail my active lifestyle was of huge concern.  I’m blessed in that I can still do most things I did before just at a less intensity.. and I’m equally proud that I completed 2 half marathons within 18 months of my surgery.  I am passionate about patient advocacy especially as it relates to improving outcomes, quality, affordable care, and access. I am a former board president for the Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Assn. working at the state and National level to improve healthcare.