Published on January 13, 2020

Parkview Medical Center Reveals Orthopedic Hospital and Comprehensive Cancer Center Plans

(Pueblo, CO) Jan. 13, 2020 - Parkview Medical Center marks the new year for Southern Coloradans with an exciting expansion project bringing comprehensive cancer care and more coordinated orthopedic services to the region.

"2020 and Beyond" is the campaign to spotlight the building for Parkview's future with a new Orthopedic Hospital in Pueblo West and a new comprehensive Cancer Center on the main campus in Pueblo.

"Parkview's commitment to caring for the people of Pueblo and Southern Colorado has never been stronger," said Leslie Barnes, CEO and President of Parkview Medical Center. "2020 brings us closer to our 100th year of serving the community and there's no better way to celebrate the upcoming milestone than by deepening that commitment with new services and convenience for our patients."

The Orthopedic Hospital will be located at Parkview's Pueblo West location. The expansion of the orthopedic services allows for additional inpatient and outpatient care and frees up much needed bed space at Parkview's main hospital for more general care services. 

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"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand services in Pueblo and the surrounding communities with a new orthopedic hospital," said Lucas King, MD, Parkview's Department of Orthopedics. "Patients will receive the highest quality of care in a hospital that is solely designed for orthopedic surgery which has been shown to be a key driver in lowering infections, speeding recoveries and getting patients back to their normal activities as swiftly as possible."

The new comprehensive Cancer Center reflects Parkview's strong partnership with Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers. Patients needing cancer treatment will be able to receive both radiation and medical oncology along with support services, all under one roof. 

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"Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers is proud of its 27 years of providing community based-cancer care and looks forwards to continuing to care for cancers patients in Pueblo," stated Alonso Pacheco, MD, medical director of Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers.

"Our patients benefit from the fact that all services will be at a single site offering a multidisciplinary approach in state-of-the-art facilities," added Travis Archuelta, MD. "This helps eliminate the burden of extensive travel to distant or multiple locations. It also allows patients to be near their supportive circle of friends and family during treatment."

Construction will begin this summer with the cancer opening in the summer of 2021. The Orthopedic Hospital is expected to open in early 2022. It's anticipated the project will bring more than 50 well-paying jobs to the community, bringing the total of Pueblo's leading employer to more than 3,200 employees. 

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.