Published on February 16, 2016

Parkview Medical Center’s Got a Big Heart

WHO: Parkview Medical Center and generous donors

WHAT: Interactive Heart Exhibit

WHERE: Pueblo Mall, JC Penney Court, Dillon Dr., Pueblo CO

WHEN: Tuesday, February 23 & Wednesday, February 24 from 9am to 9pm

Do you ever think about what it looks like inside of your heart? There is no better way to find out, than to check out a giant replica of the most important muscle in your body. You might think you are as close to a heart as you can get, but you can be up close and personal with an interactive inflatable heart, the Ameriheart.

The Interactive Heart Exhibit will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd and Wednesday, February 24th at the Pueblo Mall. The Interactive Heart Exhibit Event will feature heart-guided tours, nutrition & exercise information, heart education, as well as education on bystander CPR. Parkview Medical Center clinicians will be on sight for any questions or concerns you have about heart health. This free event will be exciting and educational for all ages.

For the second time, Parkview Medical Center is providing the opportunity to tour Ameriheart, which is an interactive exhibit of the heart that educates visitors on heart diseases and features. Thanks to our generous donors, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, Parkview Medical Group, Parkview Auxiliary, Regional Care, Inc., and Cardio Smart, Parkview is able to bring back the interactive heart exhibit.

As you tour the Ameriheart, you learn about your heart’s valves, arteries, veins and chambers. Take a look at the damage a heart infection and heart disease can cause. See how blood circulates. See what happens during a heart attack. The world’s largest, anatomically correct interactive heart exhibit will be open for tours from 9 am-9 pm.

For more information on this free event, please call 719-584-7319.

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.