(PUEBLO, July 25, 2022)Parkview Medical Center is among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*  In addition to that rating, Parkview Medical Center is the only hospital in Colorado to receive the 2022 Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™.  

“We are grateful to all our staff members, ancillary support, and colleagues who assist us in offering the latest innovations to treat the full spectrum of vascular disease and provide the best outcomes for our patients and community,” said Dr. Pantelis Hadjizacharia with Parkview Vascular and Vein Center. “This achievement by the vascular surgical service is a team effort attributed to the compassion, dedication, and commitment of every employee at Parkview Medical Center to providing quality advanced care for our patients.”

"These recognitions are based on the clinical outcomes from our teams. Only hospitals that achieve a high level of healthcare criteria are eligible to earn these awards," said Parkview President and CEO Leslie Barnes. "We are proud of that accomplishment."

Dr. Ali Murad with Parkview Neurosurgery credits his team and the latest technology for the recognition. “The staff provides compassionate and dedicated care for patients”, added Dr. Murad. “The cutting edge, minimally invasive, robotic surgery procedures lead to more rapid patient healing and recovery times.”

Parkview Medical Center was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • 2022 Spine Surgery Excellence Award™
  • 2022 Five-Star Recipient for Back Surgery
  • 2022 Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • 2022 Five-Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aorta

“Consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes. The recognition helps provide peace of mind when selecting a place for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades.

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.