Published on August 31, 2016

Parkview Medical Center receives national recognition

Parkview Medical Center offers the only Level II Trauma Center in Southern Colorado and now that quality of care is getting national recognition.

 CareChex® -- a division of Comparion® Medical Analytics has recognized Parkview Medical Center as being among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for medical excellence in trauma care.

 That ranking also puts Parkview Medical Center in the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation, state and region for trauma care as well No. 1 in the market.

 “This award is reflective of the high-quality health care provided by Parkview Medical Center’s outstanding physicians, staff and volunteers every day,” said Michael Baxter, CEO of Parkview Medical Center. “We are extremely grateful for their ability to care for patients in such an exceptional matter.”

 In receiving an award for medical excellence, Parkview Medical Center was measured for its performance across risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates, quality and safety indicators from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality along with patient satisfaction scores.

 “CareChex allows the public to make informed decisions regarding the quality of medical care provided by hospitals,” said Dr. Thane Forthman, president and CEO of CareChex®, a division of Comparion® Medical Analytics. “We are pleased to acknowledge Parkview Medical Center has achieved an exceptionally high level of performance for medical excellence in trauma care. Parkview Medical Center’s performance is a benchmark other hospitals should seek to emulate.”

 Dr. Andrew Conrad, Parkview’s medical director for trauma, said the award is an honor.

 “We’re honored by this positive recognition of our trauma services at Parkview Medical Center,” Dr. Conrad said. “It reflects our ongoing commitment to providing the highest standard of care for trauma patients in the city of Pueblo and all of Southeastern Colorado.”

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.