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Published on September 30, 2016

Parkview Medical Center blasts off to zSpace

 

Parkview Medical Center is bringing state-of-the-art education to Pueblo with the introduction of 10 new zSpace® computers.

The new computers will allow the public to explore different parts and systems of the body within an immersive 3D environment. It’s an opportunity for students to learn about health and the human anatomy in a new and exciting way.

Students don 3D glasses and pick up a stylus to manipulate the images on the screen.

It’s a new way for Parkview to reach out to the community and educate the public about their health.

The computers will be featured in many of Parkview’s community outreach efforts, including education events at local businesses and the Pueblo Mall, integration with the School to Employment Program (STEP) at Pueblo School District 70 and Pueblo City Schools’ Health Academy, the Chest Pain Symposium and February’s heart month events. 

Parkview’s STEP students gave the computers a test run on Thursday to resounding success.

“zSpace is the type of technology that will innovate learning,” said Cheyenne Lockwood, a STEP student from Pueblo West High School. “The 3D technology allows the learner to hold an organ right in front of their face and manipulate its orientation. Getting this controlled and realistic experience provides a deeper comprehension to students than any textbook could.”

For more information, contact the Parkview Mobile Nurses at (719) 584-7319

 To learn more about the zSpace platform, go to zSpace.com.

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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