Parkview Medical Center - Colorado Springs, CO
Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., has been proudly dedicated to taking care of generations of Southern Colorado families for more than 87 years. Although health care has changed over the years and we have seen technological advancements that allow for quicker and better diagnosis, Parkview’s number one asset has stayed the same—its people. Parkview’s commitment to providing your family with a devoted and compassionate team of professionals has remained the same throughout the generations.
Parkview Medical Center offers general acute health care and behavioral health specialty services and also provides a full range of health care services including a certified and verified Level ll Trauma Center, as well as a certified Stroke Center. Parkview is a leader in cardiac, women’s, emergency and neurological services and behavioral health programs. As a vital health care source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 350,000 lives.
Parkview has been named ninth in the nation for the lowest readmission rates for Medicare patients. Taking the time to treat and care for patients to recover in a safe and comfortable time is what matters most to this hospital, along with making the community healthier by putting it first.
Being the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County means employing more than 2,300 people and provides a skilled medical staff of more than 300 physicians. Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $84.5 million to the area’s economy.
Parkview Medical Center was founded in 1923 by six prominent physicians in the Pueblo community who foresaw the need for a hospital on the north side of town, following Pueblo’s 1921 Great Flood. The hospital originated with six beds in a private home. Construction on the main building, which still stands today, started in1926. The building was able to support 23 patients and was built to accommodate additional wings for growth later on. Within four years, a two-story addition increased patient capacity to 150 and accommodated a nurse’s residence. Throughout the years, more construction and additions led to a 350 patient bed capability.
The ninth major expansion was completed in June 2010, which added 54 new private rooms for patients along with a centrally located café and gift shop with outdoor seating. The new rooms and nursing floors have been decorated in warm tones, wood flooring and artwork to give patients a homelike environment to enhance the healing process. This quiet and serene environment lets patients rest and everyone can relax while visiting a loved one. The expansion added 92,000 square feet to the medical center and cost $34 million.
This expansion has enhanced Parkview’s ability to provide the quality of care that Southern Colorado has come to expect when they enter Parkview’s door.