The Moffat County Commission will honor longtime area physician Dr. Thomas Told, shown above in an August 2008 portrait, during a reception May 7 at The Memorial Hospital. Told served 34 years as the county’s health officer.

The Moffat County Commission will honor longtime area physician Dr. Thomas Told, shown above in an August 2008 portrait, during a reception May 7 at The Memorial Hospital. Told served 34 years as the county’s health officer.

Commission to honor longtime area physician

County officials to recognize Dr. Thomas Told for 34 years of service

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The Moffat County Commission is scheduled to honor a longtime area physician next week.

The three-member commission will acknowledge Dr. Thomas Told, who served as the county’s health officer for 34 years, during a reception at 10 a.m. May 7 in conference room B at The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop.

Told “very capably” served the county from 1976 until this year, commissioner Audrey Danner said.

“We just want to thank him for his many years of service to the community,” Danner said.

The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Earlier this month, the county commission appointed Told’s replacement. The commission also serves as the Moffat County Board of Health.

Dr. Scott Ellis, an OB/GYN at TMH, will fill the unpaid, voluntary position, which has been re-titled Moffat County Medical Officer, for at least one year.

Told, who owned and operated Craig Medical Center for a number of years, left the area last year to become the dean of clinical medicine at Rocky Vista Medical School in Parker.

He is scheduled to attend next week’s reception.

Comments

lonelyone 4 years, 7 months ago

I'm confused by the comment under the picture? That is not Dr. Told in the portrait!

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David Moore 4 years, 7 months ago

The man in the portrait is Dr. Ray Whitham, longtime area physician and Dr. Told's mentor. I don't know what the communt under the picture of Dr. Told is trying to get across.

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nightwatch 4 years, 7 months ago

dr told is not half the dr that dr witham was ???

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Cole White 4 years, 7 months ago

Half the doctor or not, Thomas Told was the glue that held healthcare together in this county for many years. Sure there have been better doctors in the past and there will be better doctors to come, but 34 years of service to this community deserves all of our respect. Craig received good care from an honest man who did his best and what he thought was best for this community for half of his life. You don't find that level of commitment in this day and age anymore.

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