Published on September 14, 2016

Parkview earns four stars for quality care

Parkview Medical Center has been recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as being one of the top hospitals for overall quality of care in the country.

On Tuesday, CMS released its first ever star ratings and Parkview Medical Center scored a four-star rating, surpassing the national average of three stars.

“The rating reflects our ongoing effort to get better,” said Parkview CEO Michael Baxter. “While our four-star rating is good, our goal continues to be to work toward being a five-star hospital.”

The ratings put Parkview in good company.

Just 20 percent of hospitals nationwide, 934 facilities in total, received a four-star rating and only 2 percent of hospitals received the highest rating at five stars.

In Colorado, Parkview joins 21 other hospitals earning four stars. Just one Colorado hospital earned a five-star rating.

The ratings are based on a comprehensive examination of 64 measures of quality and safety, including readmissions, effectiveness and timeliness of care, imaging efficiency and others.

The Star Rating was developed by CMS though a public and transparent process. The ratings serve to measure the quality of care that runs the gamut from routine care a patient receives during heart attacks to infection control.

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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.