Published on July 16, 2013

U.S. News Ranks Parkview Medical Center as High Performing Hospital in Three Categories

Washington DC - July 16, 2013 - U.S. News & World Report today released its annual Best Hospitals rankings. This year’s Best Hospitals, the 24th annual edition, showcases more than 700 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Parkview Medical Center has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital in the areas of:
·    Neurology & Neurosurgery
·    Orthopedics
·    Pulmonology

“Parkview is extremely proud to be receiving this recognition from US News and World Report for now this third 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.

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just three percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking.

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 added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determine 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 complete rankings and methodology are available at and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospital 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.

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 a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive 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.