Published on October 13, 2016

Parkview Medical Center celebrates Infection Prevention Week

Parkview Medical Center will be celebrating International Infection Prevention Week beginning Monday.

As part of the celebration, staff members throughout the hospital have been encouraged to develop posters that portray how they “break the chain of infection.”

The posters will be displayed in multiple departments throughout the hospital and will be judged by Parkview senior leadership and infection prevention staff.

Infection Prevention staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the best ways to prevent infection during a reception from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday in Parkview Medical Center’s main lobby.

There will be other internal events throughout the week, including a vendor showcase on Thursday.

The celebration is in conjunction with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology’s International Infection Prevention Week, which starts Sunday.

APIC has expanded its resources for health care professionals and patients on its Infection Prevention and You web site at

The organization also will join with the American Hospital Association for a Twitter chat utilizing the hashtag #IIPWChat to discuss with health care providers, patients and families, ways to prevent infections in hospitals and other health care settings.

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.