Pueblo residents enjoy easy access to two outstanding health-care facilities, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center and Parkview Medical Center, both of which are committed to providing quality care.
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
Part of Centura Health, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is a 408-bed, 725,000-square-foot facility. The medical center includes the Dorcy Cancer Center, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission of Cancer and offers radiation and medical oncology treatments, surgery, an ambulatory infusion center, support groups, wellness classes, genetic counseling, lymphedema therapy and clinical trials. The facility is also home to a Joint Replacement Center and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.
“We’re not just a medical facility,” says Wendi Dammann, St. Mary-Corwin’s administrative director of business development. “Consumers are demanding better outcomes, more convenience, increased access and affordable costs for their health care. We see this as a significant opportunity, one we don’t take lightly, and we’re laser-focused on designing a new model of care delivery to elevate quality, reduce costs and enhance care coordination, ultimately improving consumer and provider satisfaction.”
St. Mary-Corwin’s newest initiatives include working with identified populations and the hospital’s physician-led network and payers to improve quality, enhance care coordination and lower health-care costs; transitioning the hospital’s employee wellness programs into outcome-based models; adding neighborhood health centers; and using online and mobile tools to give consumers immediate access to health resources.
Parkview Medical Center
Serving 14 counties, the locally owned and governed Parkview Medical Center is a nonprofit facility with 350 beds and an additional 20 beds for long-term patients. With more than 2,600 employees, PMC is Pueblo’s largest employer.
The facility specializes in orthopedics, cardiology, obstetrics, neurology and behavioral health. It includes the region’s only certified Level II trauma center, making it a top destination for emergency care. According to Michelle Peulen, PMC’s public relations specialist, the hospital is also known for its exemplary customer service, while continuing to grow its services and offerings.
“The year 2015 has been a huge year for us with technological advancements,” Peulen says. “The biggest investment we have made is the da Vinci Xi robotic-assisted surgical system, which is the latest and greatest model, and we are the only facility in Southern Colorado – south of Denver – to have this particular model.”
PMC is also the region’s only facility to use the Spyglass™ Direct Visualization System in its gastroenterology department, which reduces patients’ scarring and recovery time. In addition, PMC recently added a cuddle system to its nursery to ensure each baby goes home with the correct guardian.