Published on April 29, 2019

Parkview Medical Center announces Cardiology fellowship

Three new cardiology fellows will begin their training in July

(Pueblo, CO, April 29, 2019) – Parkview Medical Center is proud to announce the start of a new fellowship program to train cardiologists.

The program was officially approved in April and the first class of three cardiology fellows will begin their education in July under the guidance of Dr. Wallacy Garcia of Pueblo Cardiology Associates. Each class will have three fellows and at full strength, the program will be training nine new cardiologists.

“I am looking forward the chance to help educate a new generation of physicians in a field that is both challenging and rewarding,” Dr. Garcia said.

The cardiology fellowship program joins two other active fellowship programs at Parkview Medical Center.

Physicians studying in the fields of pulmonary and critical care medicine, and gastroenterology receive their training here.

“Adding Cardiology to our list of fellowships is an exciting step in the continuous evolution and improvement of our medical care, but it also allows Parkview to participate in the growth of medicine by training the next generation of physicians,” said Dr. Teresa Braden, director of Medical Education at Parkview Medical Center.

In addition to the fellowship programs, Parkview also operates and internal medicine residency program in Pueblo that graduates up to 10 new doctors every year, many of whom stay in Pueblo and Southern Colorado to practice medicine.

Parkview also offers a residency program for pharmacists, and schools of phlebotomy and laboratory science.

“The addition of a cardiology fellowship is an exciting new chapter in Parkview Medical Center’s history,” said President and CEO Leslie Barnes. “It’s emblematic not only of Parkview’s commitment to providing the best quality health care, but also to our commitment to provide the best quality medical education to the physicians and clinical professionals who deliver that care.”

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.