Published on April 23, 2018

Parkview Medical Center Employees Step Up to Provide Shoes and Socks for Pueblo's Needy

Parkview Medical Center spent April working to help the less fortunate in the community by collecting socks and shoes for the Cooperative Care center.

Led by Parkview’s Wellness Works department, employees, over the past few weeks at the medical Center, donated 155 pairs of shoes and 390 socks.

The clothing was picked up by representatives of Cooperative Care at the end of the month.

“The donation made by Parkview Medical Center is symbolic of its generosity to the community and it reinforces the commitment Parkview has made to the Cooperative Care Center,” Corey Higbee, president and CEO of the Cooperative Care Center. “They collected an enormous amount of clothing and socks and it will meet a tremendous need in Pueblo.”

The cooperative Care Center helps needy families in a number of ways, primarily through providing sacks of groceries to families who qualify. But the center also has a collections of clothing clients can often take advantage of, including business attire that helps them find appropriate clothing for job interviews.

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.