Parkview Health System Gets New Pueblo Lung Disease Diagnostic Tool
Parkview Health System has launched a new minimally invasive option for patients that will aid in the diagnosis of even the smallest of lung lesions.
The ILLUMISITE™ platform allows physicians to perform scans and create a personalized virtual journey through the patient’s lungs. During the procedure, the doctor inserts a bronchoscope with a navigation catheter into a patient’s mouth.
The virtual airway and navigation catheter allow physicians to navigate the patient’s airway. Once there, the doctor uses specialized biopsy tools to mark or obtain tissue samples for biopsy.
“By investing in this innovative technology, Parkview reinforces its commitment to providing our community with the highest quality patient care,” said Dr. Craig Shapiro of Pueblo Pulmonary Associates. “Lung diseases, including lung cancer, affect thousands of people each year, but lung cancer can be beaten, especially if caught early.”
Inauguration of the Pueblo community health center on the east side on May 20
The grand opening of a new Pueblo Community Health Center clinic is scheduled for the morning of May 20 at the East Side Clinic, 1301 E. Seventh St.
The three-story, 64,000-square-foot clinic includes a pharmacy, laboratory, and medical and behavioral treatment rooms.
It will offer dental services this summer. Staff hope to serve an additional 5,000 patients over the next 10 years.
The ceremony marking the official opening will include Donald Moore, general manager of the Pueblo Community Health Center, as well as the chairman of its board of directors, Don Ortega. Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar and Pueblo County Commission Chairman Garrison Ortiz are also expected to attend.
Call 719-543-8711 or visit pueblochc.org to know more.