Published on March 02, 2020

Construction is scheduled to start on Parkview Medical Center’s helipad on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:00am.  The eventual raised helipad will hover above North Greenwood Street which will allow traffic to pass underneath.  It will connect to Parkview via walkway, allowing access to an elevator to take patients directly to the emergency department.  The hovering helipad will save approximately 15 minutes off of arrival time to get patients to the critical care they need. 

During construction, Greenwood Street between 15th and 16th Streets will be closed to through traffic. 

“The new helipad is crucial to getting faster treatment for our patients and saving lives.  We recognize the inconvenience of the construction phase and we apologize in advance to our neighbors, visitors and patients,” stated Leslie Barnes, President and CEO. 

Anticipated completion of the project is summer of 2020. 

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.