Parkview and CSU Pueblo Expand Exclusive Partnership to Assist With COVID-19 Efforts Parkview and CSU Pueblo Expand Exclusive Partnership to Assist With COVID-19 Efforts - Parkview Medical Center - Pueblo, Colorado

Published on October 28, 2020

Parkview and CSU Pueblo Expand Exclusive Partnership to Assist With COVID-19 Efforts


PUEBLO, October 28, 2020 Parkview has joined forces with Colorado State University Pueblo to assist with their COVID-19 testing efforts. 

Parkview will provide medical staff to administer COVID-19 testing to the men’s and women’s basketball teams, wrestling team, coaches, and athletic trainers.  The COVID-19 testing expands the partnerships in place with the Department of Athletics and the School of Nursing. 

“We are excited to collaborate with the CSU Pueblo Athletic Department to assure their student-athletes and coaches can practice and compete safely.  As the exclusive medical provider for the Athletic Department, it made complete sense to enhance our partnership and work through this pandemic together,” stated Leslie Barnes, President and CEO or Parkview Medical Center.

Testing will occur two times a week at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.   The testing will follow Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference guidelines so teams are eligible to compete in conference play. 

"Maintaining a safe and secure environment is our top priority and we are so grateful to Parkview for providing the COVID-19 testing needed for our competing winter sports. Parkview continues to rise up and provide us with outstanding services. Our partnership is 'second to none' and I am so thankful for all they do for Pack Athletics. Their testing support will help us fulfill testing requirements while providing a safe experience for all," state Paul Plinske, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for CSU Pueblo. 

Testing will begin early November and go through December 18th 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.