Parkview Pueblo West holds ribbon-cutting ceremony/open-house Tuesday, Aug 16

(PUEBLO, August 12, 2022) Parkview Pueblo West is now the most convenient place for Pueblo and southern Colorado patients to undergo outpatient and short-stay elective orthopedic surgeries. 

 Hospital administrators held a ribbon/cutting ceremony and open-house on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 10am.

Parkview Health System’s new $58 million Orthopedic Center will officially open to patients on September 7, 2022. The 58,000-square-foot building is located adjacent to Parkview’s Emergency Services building at the intersection of Purcell and Industrial Blvd in Pueblo West. New signs mark the entrance and inside, a bright, colorful lobby, café space, admissions area and waiting room welcomes patients and guests.

 “One of the things this new facility will provide is the opportunity to keep growing our orthopedic services,” said Maggie Welte, Parkview Pueblo West Administrator. “We have seen the need to increase our services over the past few years, but now, by having a hospital that specializes in orthopedic care, we can focus on the task and cater to all of the people that require our orthopedic services throughout Southern Colorado.”

 The new state-of-the-art center features 6 high-tech operating suites with advanced robotic medicine. Interactive projection screens provide live high-definition video feeds from the operating room so surgery can be observed for training or educational purposes. 

“The new facility will allow me to provide the people of southern Colorado with the most current techniques in adult reconstruction, such as anterior approach total hip replacement, robotically-assisted partial knee replacement and total knee replacement, as well as revision hip and knee surgery,” said Dr. Shane Rothermel, a surgeon with Parkview Orthopedics. “I moved here from the east coast after specialized training in hip and knee replacement surgery, and a major factor in that decision was construction of this dedicated orthopedic hospital.”

Parkview Pueblo West also incorporates an on-site lab and a new retail pharmacy. Expanded outpatient rehabilitation space has been provided for physical and occupational therapy.

On the walls, hospital artwork showcases Pueblo and southern Colorado artists and their interpretations of familiar southern Colorado locations.

“From the starting consultation to the surgery, to an overnight stay (if needed), to returning for rehab, it will all be in one place at the same facility,” commented Leslie Barnes, Parkview President and CEO. “Our team is focused on outstanding outcomes and a seamless patient experience.”

Outside, the facility features a separate drive-up patient pick-up area along with a publicly accessible quarter-mile walking track with exercise stations, trees, benches and a shady pergola. The $650,000 health and wellness area is completely funded by donations to the Parkview Foundation. 

A total of 92 full-time staff, including four orthopedic surgeons and one podiatrist, will staff the hospital.

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.