Parkview Health System and UCHealth have now completed the steps needed for their planned partnership and determined Parkview and its employees will join UCHealth on December 1, 2023.
The effective date was determined following the completion of extensive regulatory, legal and contractual work, clearing the way for the partnership to officially begin.
“I am excited to be moving forward on this important partnership to stabilize Parkview and protect jobs in Pueblo,” said Darrin Smith, Parkview president and CEO. “As our community knows, we serve a very large number of patients who are either uninsured or who are covered by Colorado Medicaid. This has strained our finances and risked the sustainability of some of our services. Joining UCHealth will help ensure that our patients in Pueblo and southern Colorado continue to have access to excellent health care.”
UCHealth has committed to investing in the hospitals and clinics within Parkview Health System including Parkview Medical Center and Parkview Pueblo West Hospital. On December 1, Parkview’s current employees will become UCHealth employees, and both organizations are committed to minimizing any disruptions to patient care.
“While this will be a change for Parkview, our employees and providers, we will ensure that our patients continue to receive excellent, high-quality care. We will always put our patients first,” said Smith.
About Parkview Health System
Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute health care and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a broad range of health care 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.
UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. UCHealth includes 30,000 employees, 12 acute-care hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth is dedicated to providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. Offering more than 150 clinic locations, UCHealth provides extensive community benefits and pushes the boundaries of medicine through advanced treatments and clinical trials, improving health through innovation.