Published on October 20, 2021

Parkview Moves to One Visitor Per Patient

PUEBLO, October 20, 2021- Effective Thursday, October 21st, Parkview will move to one visitor per patient in a 24-hour period.  This does not include labor and delivery and end of life patients.  Those patients will be allowed two visitors in a 24-hour period.  COVID-19 patients and patients pending COVID-19 tests will not be allowed visitors. 

Further visitor information is outlined below. 

  • Visiting hours are from 10am-8pm. 
  • Visitors are limited to one visitor per day, per patient. 
  • Visitors will be required to wear self-provided face coverings while inside Parkview’s facilities.
  • All visitors will be screened for temperature and symptoms.  Any visitor with a temperature equal to or >100.0 or COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed.
  • Visitors will be asked to remain in the patient’s room while visiting, only leaving when necessary.
  • In respect to social distancing, visitors may be asked to leave waiting rooms and/or lobbies if they become crowded.     

Exceptions to these restrictions may be made in specific circumstances and with prior approval. 

“We understand these visiting restrictions are not ideal and this was not a decision we took lightly.  However, with the daily increase of hospitalized COVID-19 patients and tight bed capacity for other medical needs, we are moving to one visitor to protect the safety of our patients, employees and community,” stated Leslie Barnes, President and CEO of Parkview Health System.

Parkview encourages all community members, who are eligible to receive their free vaccination.  To find a vaccination site near you, text your zip code to 438829 or visit the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment’s website. 

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.