Published on February 13, 2019

Parkview ER Waiting Room open, ER expansion under way

(Pueblo, CO, Feb. 13, 2019) – This week, Parkview Medical Center officially opened the new waiting room for its emergency department at the main hospital downtown.

Finishing the waiting room marks the first step in a multiphase process that will end with a greatly expanded Emergency Room Downtown, nearly twice the size of the current emergency department by 2020.

Er Waiting areaThe ER expansion is the capstone to a five-year master plan for Parkview, which has included the opening of a state-of-the-art Outpatient Center a block away from the hospital and the relocation of most of Parkview Medical Center’s Diagnostic Imaging Services to the hospital’s second floor.

Families and friends of patients in the ER, as well as patients themselves who walk into the emergency room, are asked to use the new, marked entrance to the south end of the valet driveway. 

There is a new security checkpoint built into the new entrance and visitors will have to go through a metal detector before proceeding into the waiting room.

Checkpoints in the main entrance to the hospital, on the Skybridge crossing Grand Avenue from the parking garage, and on the Greenwood Avenue entrance will remain in place.

Parkview Medical Center appreciates the public’s patience as we continue to grow and make improvements to respond to the critical needs of our community.

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.