Published on May 07, 2018

Parkview Medical Center and Health Solutions Host Inaugural Symposium on Pain Management

Parkview Medical Center, in partnership with Health Solutions hosted its inaugural Symposium on Pain Management in May.

The symposium was attended by more than 100 health care professionals from throughout the state of Colorado.

The daylong event was geared toward educating health care providers on trends, techniques and alternatives to managing pain beyond prescription medications.

The symposium featured speakers in a variety of health care fields from emergency medicine to physical therapy to behavioral health.

The event’s keynote speaker was Steve Goldrick of the International Spine and Pain Institute. The morning also featured brief remarks from Colorado Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne on how pain medication abuse is impacting Colorado communities, particularly those in Southeastern Colorado.

The emcee for the event was Dr. Erin Ashby, a clinical psychologist with Parkview Medical Center.

“This is a chance to help local health care providers engage in new ways of thinking about pain management that will hopefully generate momentum and positive changes for our community,” Ashby said.

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.