Published on September 26, 2019

Parkview Medical Center Receives Honor Recognition from AHA

Parkview Medical Center was honored recently by the American Heat Association for its quality in heart failure procedures and in stroke.

The AHA recognized Parkview’s care for heart failure patients with its Silver Plus award, meaning Parkview met specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their heart failure and overall health; get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

Parkview received a Gold Plus recognition for its diagnosis and treatment of Stroke patients. Again, the award recognizes achievement at a set level and over a period of time. The measures for Gold Plus include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.

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.