Published on August 08, 2016

We've added oncology beds

Parkview Medical Center opened six new, state-of-the-art rooms recently, part of a concerted effort to improve the treatment of cancers and tumors and provide the best patient care in Southern Colorado.

The new rooms are online and bring the total number of beds in the oncology unit to 22.

The new beds are designed in partnership with oncology physicians in the community and specifically for patients with suppressed immune systems.

Referred to as “positive pressure” rooms, they employ technology that works to keep potential germs from visitors and staff outside of their doors.

Special masks and gowns are donned before anyone enters the rooms and air blows outward from the room as the door is opened to keep airborne contaminants from coming inside.

The rooms were created to ensure that the growing needs of patients are met at Parkview Medical Center.

“Working with the great team of local oncologists, these new rooms are designed to expand Parkview’s support for inpatient oncology care needs in our community,” said Michael Baxter, Parkview chief executive officer. “These new rooms will support the growing needs of our community and support our outstanding oncology physicians.” 

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.