PUEBLO, Colorado – At the request of Parkview and the State of Colorado, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has deployed a team of medical professionals from its National Disaster Medical System to the Parkview Main Hospital to treat patients in one of the medical / surgical units.
The state of Colorado requested medical assistance through FEMA who tasked HHS with providing the support. FEMA will reimburse HHS 100% of the costs.
âWe are extremely grateful for this support from the State of Colorado and the HHS. We have a dedicated staff at Parkview who continue to provide exceptional care in Pueblo and southern Colorado. The NDMS team will allow us to increase our bed capacity, âsaid Leslie Barnes, President and CEO of Parkview Health System.
The 15-person NDMS team includes a physician, advanced healthcare professional, nurses, paramedics and respiratory therapist as well as support staff. The team will be in support for 14 days.
Parkview has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases over the past four weeks and currently has 90 COVID-19 patients internally. About 80% of hospitalizations continue to involve unvaccinated people.