Published on June 10, 2019

Parkview Medical Center Earns Honor for Heart Care

Women’s Choice recognizes Parkview as one of nation’s best for cardiac services            

(Pueblo, CO, June 10, 2019) –  Parkview Medical Center was honored recently by Women’s Choice as one of the best hospitals in the country for heart care.

Women’s Choice put Parkview Medical Center among the best 407 out of nearly 4,800 hospitals that offer heart care, meaning that Parkview is among the top 8.5 percent of hospitals nationwide for heat care.

Women’s Choice looks at a variety of data to make its determination, including the number of services offered. Recognized hospitals must offer at least six of the following services: Cardiac Catheter Lab, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Surgery, Carotid Stenting, Coronary Interventions, Electrophysiology, Vascular Interventions, Vascular Surgery and Coronary Intensive Care (CCU).

Women’s Choice also examines readmission and mortality rates and patient satisfaction, along with primary research about women’s health care preferences.

Those scores are used to make the determination that Parkview offers elite heart care to its patients.

“Parkview has a proud history of offering exceptional cardiac care through the services it provides at the hospital and our partnership with the fantastic physicians at Pueblo Cardiology Associates,” said Parkview Medical Center CEO Leslie Barnes. “We’re thrilled to be recognized for our commitment to providing great care to Pueblo and Southern Colorado.”

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women, causing one in three deaths each year; approximately one woman every minute.  What’s often thought of as a “man’s disease” strikes more women than men, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.

“With such strong prevalence of heart disease, every woman should know where to find the very best heart care before she ever has an incident,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of The Women’s Choice Award.  “We help women by conducting evidence-based research and recognizing the hospitals that could one day save their lives.”

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.