About Parkview Medical Center
Founded in 1923, Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and behavioral health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 acute-care beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including the region’s only certified and verified Level II Trauma Center as well as the region’s first certified Stroke Center. Parkview Medical Center is the leader in cardiac, women’s, emergency, and neurological services as well as behavioral health programs. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.
Parkview Medical Center is the largest employer in Pueblo County with nearly 2,600 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $134 million to the economy.
Parkview Medical Center’s community-focused mission is a reflection of the past and a guide to the future of the organization. One of the key roles of Parkview Health System and Medical Center Trustees is to oversee the sensitive balancing of the medical center’s charitable purpose, with the ongoing growth and viability of the facility. Parkview’s track record over the years has been one of diligent responsibility to the community. Parkview has successfully expanded facilities offering the latest in technology advancements, while providing uncomplicated access to care in the community. Each year a significant amount of free care and discounts are provided by the hospital to those with limited or no ability to pay. Parkview has supported the development of a talented medical staff and successfully recruited and retained excellent healthcare professionals and support staff. Parkview continues to operate a safe, cost-effective entity with the highest ethical practices.
Number of Patients Served for Fiscal Year Ending 06/30/2014:
• 14,437 admissions
• 126,980 outpatient visits
• 4,548 inpatient surgeries
• 11,307 outpatient surgeries
• 81,855 emergency room visits
Parkview Medical Center was founded in 1923 and offers acute healthcare and behavioral health specialty services. The Medical Center was incorporated as a Colorado nonprofit corporation in 1983 for the purpose of conducting the day-to-day operations of the hospital facilities. Parkview Medical Center receives tax-exempt status pursuant to section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and public charity status pursuant to section 509 (a) (1). A nonprofit organization is exempt from income tax and property tax for the activities that relate to the reason they have been given that status. Parkview, on the other hand, provides healthcare to everyone that presents at our facility regardless of ability to pay. For any activity outside the scope of Parkview’s exemption, we pay income tax and property tax. Parkview is one of the largest property tax payers in the city, as we pay property tax on all our medical office buildings.
Giving to Those in Need
Parkview Medical Center is a trusted place for healthcare. The medical center provides a significant amount of uncompensated care below cost and at no cost to patients in need. Parkview provided $31.4 million in charity care for fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. In order to help those in need, Parkview also has a discount policy that applies to the poor, uninsured and under-insured. In determining the discount, the medical center considers the availability of health insurance, family income, and other coverage options. Our credit department works with individuals to find solutions that work for patients and their families. We believe people are accountable and need to be responsible for their actions and contribute to their care and well-being. We also understand the need for charity care and the place it holds in our mission.
Total Community Benefits $16,893,762
Health Education $35,790
Community-based clinical services $376,296
Health Professionals Education
Cash and In-kind Contributions
Supported 58 organizations, including contributions to nursing programs
Unreimbursed Charity Care/Medicaid $16,178,402
Mission, Vision, & Values
It is the mission of Parkview Medical Center to provide quality healthcare services and education to improve the health of the people we serve.
Our vision is to provide healthcare experiences that exceed the expectations of our customers through: Patient Care
- Clinical Outcomes
Our work values will be governed by Parkview’s core values of:
- Integrity and Honesty
- Continuous Improvement
- Customer Focus
- Respect of Individuals
- Leadership at All Levels