Published on August 16, 2019

Parkview Foundation to host 39th Annual Starlight Gala

Dinner will honor physician partner groups, Pueblo Pathology Group, Southern Colorado Emergency Medicine Associates, Southern Colorado Radiologists and Anesthesia and Pain Management Services of Pueblo.                    

When: Sept. 13

Where: CSU-Pueblo Occhiato Student Center Ballroom

Price: $150 per person

(Pueblo, CO, Aug. 16, 2019) –  The Parkview Foundation’s 39th Annual Starlight Gala turns its spotlight to the groups of physicians who have partnered with Parkview Medical Center for decades to provide high-quality health care and help the hospital evolve into the outstanding facility it is today.

The Parkview Foundation is pleased to be able to honor the contributions of Pueblo Pathology Group, Southern Colorado Radiologists, Southern Colorado Emergency Medicine Associates and Anesthesia and Pain Management Services of Pueblo.

The black-tie dinner is set for 5:30 p.m., Sept. 13 in the ballroom of the Occhiato Student Center at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

The Pueblo Pathology Group was founded in 1969 by Drs. Neill McGrath and Domingo Baitlon, and for the last 50 years has been providing crucial information to physicians in the hospital through their work analyzing samples of tissue, blood and other bodily fluids in the laboratory at Parkview. The group also lends its expertise to the hospital blood bank and performs autopsies, bone marrow biopsies and fine needs aspirations.

Southern Colorado Radiologists was founded by Dr. John Rea 46 years ago. In its early days, the practice focused primarily on X-rays, nuclear medicine and neuro-interventional work for Parkview Medical Center’s busy neurology and neurosurgery services. Now Southern Colorado Radiologists supports the entire hospital and Parkview Imaging Center offering expert interpretations of images taken by Parkview’s state-of-the-art imaging department.

Southern Colorado Emergency Medicine Associates was founded by Dr. Michelle Sweeney in 1979 to provide emergency medical care to one of the busiest emergency departments in the state of Colorado. Parkview’s emergency rooms in downtown Pueblo and Pueblo West see an average of 80,000 or more patients in a year. SCEMA’s doctors are on hand to treat those patients regardless of their age, acuity or ability to pay and are prepared to handle anything from trauma, strokes and heart attacks to minor injuries and illnesses.

Anesthesia and Pain Management Services of Pueblo was founded in 1998 as a direct response to a need from Parkview Medical Center. The practice was begun by Drs. James McCanless, Mark Rickman, Doug Lewis and Brian Sandoval. The group supports the surgeons throughout Parkview Medical Center as well as the Parkview Outpatient Center. Without the important partnership provided by Anesthesia and Pain Management Services of Pueblo, many of the surgical procedures done at Parkview wouldn’t be possible and the evolution of care at Parkview wouldn’t have been possible.

Proceeds from the Gala will allow Parkview Medical Center to continue its evolution and advancing the quality of care in the Community by funding the Baxter Clinical Education Center, named for former Parkview President and CEO Michael T. Baxter.

The center will be located on Parkview Medical Center’s employment and training campus along Santa Fe Avenue and it will provide classroom space and a state-of-the-art simulation lab to allow our community’s medical professionals to maintain and improve their skills.

Tickets to the dinner are $150 per person. For more information contact Tiffany Vigil at 584-4526

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.