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Accolades, Awards and Recognitions

Parkview Medical Center is extremely proud of our achievements and recognitions. The entire team; employees, physicians, volunteers and board of directors, all play a key role in enhancing patient experiences which ultimately leads to Parkview being recognized nationally for our efforts.

Parkview continued its commitment to quality with a number of certifications and accreditations and was awarded for its commitment to high quality health care.  

American College of CardiologyThe American College of Cardiology

Parkview Medical Center earned accreditation as a Chest Pain with Primary PCI Center from the American College of Cardiology.

The recognition indicates that Parkview is able to provide excellent care for anyone suffering a heart attack from the time they come into the door of the emergency room to the time they are taken into the cardiac catheterization lab.  The accreditation shows that Parkview is able to provide this care any time of the day, any day of the year

To ensure that Parkview is providing optimal care for patients with heart attacks, a multidisciplinary team oversees the ongoing development, implementation, and updates of evidence-based guidelines within the facility. The team includes cardiologists, ER and cardiac nurses, quality staff, ER physicians, lab staff, a hospitalist, education staff, and a paramedic from AMR/EMS.

Women's CHoice 19Women's Choice

Parkview Medical Center was selected by Women’s Choice as one of the best hospitals in the country for heart care.

Women’s Choice put Parkview Medical Center among the best 407 out of nearly 4,800 hospitals that offer heart care, meaning that Parkview is among the top 8.5 percent of hospitals nationwide for heart care.

Women’s Choice looks at a variety of data to make its determination, including the number of services offered. Recognized hospitals must offer at least six of the following services: Cardiac Catheter Lab, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Surgery, Carotid Stenting, Coronary Interventions, Electrophysiology, Vascular Interventions, Vascular Surgery and Coronary Intensive Care (CCU).

Women’s Choice also examines readmission and mortality rates and patient satisfaction, along with primary research about women’s health care preferences.

Those scores are used to make the determination that Parkview offers elite heart care to its patients.

AHA Gold and Silver AwardsAmerican Heart Association Gold and Silver

The American Heart Association honored Parkview Medical Center for its quality in heart failure procedures and in stroke.

The AHA recognized Parkview’s care for heart failure patients with its Silver Plus award, meaning Parkview met specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their heart failure and overall health; get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

Parkview received a Gold Plus recognition for its diagnosis and treatment of Stroke patients. Again, the award recognizes achievement at a set level and over a period of time. The measures for Gold Plus include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.

Level Trauma CenterLevel II Trauma

Parkview Medical Center’s Emergency Department renewed its verification by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center. Carrying that distinction means that Parkview Medical Center is capable of handling some of the most serious trauma cases 24 hours a day. Achieving verification means that Parkview voluntarily met standards set by the Committee on Trauma with the American College of Surgeons that ensure a hospital provide the optimum resources and personnel to treat all injured patients.

US News RecognitionU.S. News and World Report

Parkview Medical Center was recognized as a high performing in the area of Colon Cancer surgery in its annual list of best hospitals in America. In order to receive the award, Parkview had to show that its outcomes in colon cancer surgery were higher than the national average for hospitals surveyed by the magazine.


Parkview Medical Center’s IT program Received recognition from CIO magazine as one of 2019’s CIO 100. Parkview was honored for implementing the Talis system in the Anesthesia department that helps automate the department with other electronic medical records and hospital IT systems. The awards will be handed out later in 2019.

Graduate Medical Education

Parkview Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education program no is dual accredited by both the Accreditation Council for Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Association, meaning that MD candidates and DO candidates can apply for the fellowships offered at Parkview Medical Center.

Sleep Center

Sleep Center

The Parkview Sleep Center at Pueblo West recently earned accreditation with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

This was a renewal for the Sleep Center as it moved into facilities in the Pueblo West Emergency Room. The certification means that the Sleep Lab follows the industry standard best practices.  The accreditation was given to the center without any provisions and demonstrates to patients, referring physicians and insurers that Parkview Medical Center is committed to high quality sleep medicine.

Most Wired Award

Parkview earns Most Wired Award for Second Straight Year

For the second year, Parkview Medical Center was recognized by the College of Health Information Executives (CHIME) with its 2018 Most Wired award.

The award goes beyond just recognizing the implementation of technology, but it also assess how the how staff of the hospital, from the IT department to the nursing floors, apply it

In order to receive the award, Parkview had to prove that it not only adopts new technology in the hospital but uses it in a strategic way to achieve patient outcomes.

More than 650 hospitals applied for the recognition. Parkview Medical Center was among 234 that received the honor.


Parkview Medical Center earned certifications in both inpatient care and stroke rehabilitation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities or CARF International.

The Parkview Center for Rehabilitation has been honored to carry the CARF certification for several years.

The renewed certification drew attention and praise from the CARF evaluators.

The evaluators noted collaborative efforts between the rehabilitation teams and other medical disciplines in the hospital as well as the financial departments within the organization. The Center for Rehabilitation has sponsored programs within the hospital to implement performance improvement plans for stroke patients as well as wound management and fall and mobility. The plans have included data collection to help tailor each plan.

The CARF report also noted Parkview’s outreach groups including support groups for patients suffering brain injury, Parkinson’s disease or complications from stroke.

Additional Achievements

  • HomeCare Elite Top 100
  • Pueblo Chieftain Best of Pueblo Gold Winner for Major Medical Provider & Bronze Winner for Top Employer
  • Pueblo YMCA 2018 Corporate Cup Division III Champion
  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Center
  • Mission: Lifeline Gold Award
  • Consumer Reports Recognition for Patient Safety and low c-section rates
  • Standard of Excellence WebAward
  • Pueblo Non-Profit Day Pat on the Back Award

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