Pueblo Community Health Center Holds Annual Meeting
Pueblo Community Health Center (PCHC) held their Annual Meeting on April 30, 2019 at Pueblo Community College. Attendees enjoyed a delicious breakfast while being updated on the past year and exciting upcoming events at PCHC. The theme of the Annual Meeting was “growth” – in just the past 20 years, patients served annually have increased from 12,012 in 1998, to 19,818 in 2008, and 25,878 in 2018 – overall growth of 115%. Staff has increased significantly as well over the years – from about 80 in 1998 to 331 today, an increase of 314%!
In addition to growth in patients and employees, PCHC’s geographic footprint has steadily increased over this same time. From one clinical and administration location in 1983 to fourteen locations today. PCHC’s second largest site, Park Hill Clinic, located in the heart of Pueblo’s east side, is currently at capacity. While it has served the community well since opening in 2003, expansion is not possible at this site. With the organization’s acquisition of the former Safeway property at East 8th Street and LaCrosse in early 2019, plans are being developed to invest significant dollars into a new, state-of-the-art facility that will enable PCHC to serve at least 5,000 new patients in the coming decades.