Published on June 12, 2019

Parkview recognized by US News and World Report

(Pueblo, CO, June 12, 2019) - Parkview Medical Center was honored recently by US News and World Report as a high performing hospital for colon cancer surgery in 2019.

US News ranks hospitals on multiple categories, including survival and readmission rates, patient volume and nursing quality.

Parkview Medical Center received high marks from the magazine for its volume of patients and the ratio of nurses to patients, as well as the number of patients who were able to go directly home from the hospital rather than transferred to another facility.

“We’re happy to have been recognized by U.S. News for our colon cancer procedures, it is a testament to the quality physicians with Sangre de Cristo Surgical Associates and our dedicated and skilled nursing staff that we would receive such an honor,” said Parkview President and CEO Leslie Barnes.

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide over 25 specialties.

Being recognized as a high performing in colon cancer surgery means patients can expect to receive excellent care when they come to Parkview.

“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”

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.