Continuing to Meet New Challenges

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Honesty & Integrity





Parkview’s mission is to “provide the highest quality health care to the people we serve.” Our vision is “to be the provider of choice for patients, physicians, and employees.” Committed to these guiding documents, Parkview completed another successful year.

From its inception in 1923, Parkview Medical Center has provided millions of dollars in charity care to our community and in fiscal 2021, this important work continued. Parkview has one of the highest percentages of Medicare and Medicaid in the state at 78%.

Parkview remains one of three large, independent community hospitals operating in Colorado. Our success can be directly attributed to an outstanding governing board. Parkview Board Members define themselves as Pueblo citizens first and Parkview Board Members second. Maintaining this independence allows the Board and Leadership the ability to prioritize key decisions and commit resources based on the needs of our community.

As the region’s largest private employer with more than 2,800 outstanding individuals, Parkview continues to strategically grow. Parkview’s Internal Medicine Residency continues to produce top quality physicians. This program was designed to attract and retain much-needed physicians to our region and our success has been outstanding. Additionally, we currently offer fellowships in Gastroenterology, Pulmonary/Critical Care and Cardiology.

Our fiscal year 2021 also witnesses the continued health care response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 crisis. Throughout the second year of the pandemic, Parkview cared for nearly 99% of the regional admissions related to this virus. Our exceptional staff has worked tirelessly to provide great care to these patients and support for their families through the challenges with this pandemic. We applaud them for their compassionate and persevering efforts.

Beyond the millions in charity care provided every year, Parkview continued work to enhance our facilities. A new helipad was opened which has direct access to the Emergency Department.  Construction is underway on the new Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center.  This facility which is located on the main campus will house Parkview Radiation Oncology, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers and Breast Surgery. It will provide a truly complete approach to cancer treatment for our community and the surrounding counties in one centralized location. Construction continues our new hospital site in Pueblo West, which will focus on expanding our already robust orthopedic and rehabilitation programs.  Both are slated to open in fall of 2022.

On behalf of our outstanding employees, physicians and volunteers, I thank you for choosing Parkview for your health care needs. We look forward to serving our great community in the years ahead.

Leslie Barnes
President/Chief Executive Officer

The Numbers

Number of Patients Served for Fiscal Year Ending 06/30/2021:

  • 16,696 admissions
  • 141,295 outpatient visits
  • 5,173 inpatient surgeries
  • 12,740 outpatient surgeries
  • 67,771 emergency room visits

Nonprofit Status

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.

Charity Care

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 $42,150,516 in charity care for fiscal year ending June 30, 2021. 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.

Community Benefit

Total Community Benefits $42,150,516

Community Services

Health Education and Community-based clinical services

Total $275,182

Community Building Activities

Total $2,919

Healthcare-related Scholarships

Total $59,960

Cash and In-kind Contributions

Supported 63 organizations, including contributions to nursing programs

Total $61,455

Unreimbursed Charity Care/Medicaid

Total $41,751,000

Mission, Vision, & Values


It is the mission of Parkview Medical Center to provide the highest quality health care to the people we serve.


To be the health care provider of choice for patients, physicians and employees.


Our work values will be governed by Parkview’s core values of:

  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Stewardship

Living in Pueblo

Livability Pueblo 2016 cover photo

The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce recently unveiled Livability: Pueblo, CO 2018, a print and digital program that promotes the area to newcomers, visitors and relocating businesses. Parkview Medical Center is proud to sponsor the digital version of the magazine.