Published on October 07, 2019

Parkview Earns Multiple Accolades from US News and World Report

Parkview Medical Center earned a number of high Marks this year from U.S. News and World Reports Annual evaluation of the best hospitals in America.

The magazine recognized Parkview as High Performing in four types of care: colon cancer surgery, heart failure treatment, orthopedics and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

With recognition in four categories of care, U.S. News also deemed Parkview Medical Center the best hospital in Southeastern Colorado and among the top 10 hospitals in the state.

To earn a high-performing recognition, a hospital must score significantly above the national average in that specialty or procedure based on methodology set by U.S. News.

Some of the factors that earned high marks in each of the procedures and the Orthopedics specialty were the Ratio of nurses to patients, the number of patients who were able to be discharged directly to their homes following their stay at Parkview, the number of patients who received timely flu shots during flu season and the survival rates of patients.

“These recognitions are a result of the collaboration that happens between hospital staff and our physicians and physician partners,” said President and CEO Leslie Barnes. “Providing high-quality health care is a team effort and we’re proud that work has been recognized on a national level.”

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.