Published on August 19, 2020

Salazar Promoted to Operations Manager for Environmental Services, Patient Transport and Valet


PUEBLO, August 18, 2020 Parkview Medical Center has announced David Salazar will co-manage the Environmental Service, Patient Transport and Valet departments.  He joins April Vargas, who has been manager for three years. 

Salazar and Vargas will oversee the maintaining of a sanitary environment for patients, visitors and staff.  In addition, the two will team together to educate and train staff in their respective departments.  

“Dave has worked tirelessly to ensure that our facilities are clean and safe for patients, staff, and visitors alike. I consider him the embodiment of “can do” and “consider it done” when it comes to our environmental services operations,” stated Carl Swithers, VP of Ancillary Services. 

Salazar joined the Parkview team in 2009.  In 2012, he was the winner of the prestigious, Starburst Award for his outstanding contributions in customer service, patient care and quality efforts.

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.