Published on April 23, 2021

Parkview Names Wade Director of 5 Tower and 5 East


(PUEBLO, April 23, 2021) – Parkview has announced Andrea Wade as the new director for floors 5 Tower and 5 East. 

Wade joined Parkview as a STEP (Student To Employment Program) student in 2003 while she was in high school.  She returned to Parkview while she continued her education as a nurse extern and then joined full-time in 2009 as a registered nurse in Parkview’s float pool.

In her new role, Wade will be responsible for the operational leadership and management of her floors while supporting members of her team.  She will work diligently with her team to ensure patient needs are met.  Additionally, Wade will be responsible for maintaining departmental relationships. 

“Andrea has always had a passion for medical surgical floors and loves teaching new nurses about “med-surg” nursing.  Additionally, she was instrumental in helping develop the new bariatric program at Parkview.  We are all excited to see her grow into her new role,” stated Renee Elwell, Chief Nursing Officer.  

Wade completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.  She is a Certified Medical Surgical RN.  In 2015, she was a Southeastern Colorado Nightingale Nominee.     

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.