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Published on July 15, 2014

U.S. News & World Report Names Parkview Medical Center Among Best in Colorado

Parkview Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“Parkview is extremely proud to be receiving this recognition from US News and World Report for the fourth consecutive year. The entire Parkview team of employees, physicians, volunteers and board members, all played a key role in improving patient care and outcomes as well as enhancing our customer service.  A lot of hard work from all these groups is what has ultimately led to Parkview being recognized on this national scale,” Mike Baxter, Parkview President and CEO explained.

U.S. News & World Report also ranked Parkview Medical Center in the top hospitals in Colorado and the Best Hospitals in Southeastern Colorado. Parkview was the only medical center south of Denver to be recognized as high performing in any specialty areas. Click here for a complete list of Colorado hospitals recognized by US News & World Report.

For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned national ranking in even one specialty.

U.S. News also recognizes hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers and represent valuable regional sources of quality care.

“The data tells the story – a hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” says U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “A Best Hospital has demonstrated its expertise in treating the most challenging patients.”

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings are freely available at and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2015” guidebook, available in August.

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 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 non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with more than 2,700 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 $155 million to the economy.

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