PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO)-- On Tuesday, Parkview Pueblo West and community members celebrated the grand opening of a new orthopedic facility. Doctors from Parkview Pueblo West celebrated the new $60 million facility with a ribbon cutting.
According to Parkview Pueblo West faculty, they're six new operating rooms, 25 new beds for post and pre-op, 29 new patient rooms, and a new gym, all dedicated to orthopedic patients.
Shane Rothermel, an orthopedic surgeon, said the new facility will make patient care more efficient.
"I think it's really exciting to have our own space. Orthopedics, I think, is a big a big thing in the community. So we're able to take care of a lot of people in Pueblo as well as southern Colorado. So having this facility to be able to do that, I think, is a big step," said Shane Rothermel.
Rothermel said there are a lot of people in the community that need orthopedic care.
"Whether it's sports teams, you know, high school sports teams, the college sports teams, or the aging population, if they have arthritis that need to be taken care of here in the county," said Shane Rothermel.
Rothermel said he will be able to do more surgeries daily because they're more operating rooms.
"Personally, I do hip and knee replacement. So with a facility like this, hopefully, I can do six or eight cases in a day. Whereas when you're, you know, a normal hospital, I can maybe do three," said Shane Rothermel.
The new orthopedic center is going to be in-use beginning September 7th.