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Published on February 22, 2012

Parkview Medical Center named as Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalist

Pueblo, CO –– Parkview Medical Center, as well as its employee retirement plan, was recently selected as a finalist for the 2012 PLANSPONSOR Plan Sponsor of the Year award. Each year, the editors of PLANSPONSOR magazine, the industry’s leading resource for pension and benefits related news, recognize plan sponsors that demonstrate leadership in providing a more secure retirement for workers.

In addition to Parkview, the Corporate 401 (k) large finalists are: Beckman Coulter; Land O Lakes; Lufthansa German Airlines; Mountaire Corp.; and Symantec. Strong investment performance, rigorous corporate governance, and an enduring commitment to participant education are the hallmarks of distinction of PLANSPONSOR’s Plan Sponsor of the Year awards.

Each Plan Sponsor of the Year finalist will be recognized at PLANSPONSOR’s Annual Awards for Excellence dinner in New York City on March 29, and also will be featured in the March issue of PLANSPONSOR magazine.

“We are extremely proud of being named a PLANSPONSOR Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalist,” explained Darrin Smith, Vice President of Human Resources at Parkview Medical Center. “Parkview Medical Center is passionate about providing a secure financial future for all of its employees. We have taken many steps to accomplish this goal, such as: providing a flat employer contribution in addition to the employer match, implementing automatic enrollment, implementing automatic annual contribution increases, providing a thorough educational program, and paying for all administrative fees rather than passing those on to our employees.”

For additional information on the Plan Sponsor of the Year finalist, visit

Read Plansponsor 2012 Plansponsor of the Year issue

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and 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, and exceptional cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 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 $232 million to the economy.

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