Published on March 25, 2020

Parkview Continues Preparation During COVID-19 Outbreak


(Pueblo, CO, March 25, 2020) – As Parkview continues to care for the community due to the COVID-19 outbreak, updates have been made outside the main entrance of the hospital and for visitors entering hospital (effective Monday, March 30th). 

On Tuesday, March 24th, tents were set up in front of the main entrance by the drive-through loop.  This is a precautionary effort to triage patients before entering the Emergency Department.  Tents are not currently being utilized.  The tents do effect the parking spaces designated for law enforcement vehicles.  Those vehicles will now park in the valet lot off of 16th Street between Grand and Court Streets. 

“Parkview is working diligently and proactively every day to care for our community during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Our hope is the tents will never be utilized.  However, if we are faced with a time where they are needed, we will be prepared,” stated Leslie Barnes, President and CEO. 

Effective Monday, March 30th at 6:00 am, all visitors will be scanned for temperatures by Parkview personnel.  This effort will ensure visitors entering are not symptomatic of cold, flu or COVID-19.   This is in addition to other visitor policy changes which includes all visitors must enter through the main entrance of the hospital on Grand, one visitor during a 24-hour period and no visitors under the age of 18.   

Parkview Medical Center continues to stay diligent and prepared during the recent COVID-19 events.  

For additional details, please call Racheal Morris at 719-584-4499.

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.