Letter to the Editor: PMC updating phone systems

Dear Editor: Pioneers Medical Center would like to give our community of Meeker a “Heads Up” as we will be converting our phone system to an automated answering system on April 18. The hospital has been experiencing an increase in phone calls and sometimes phone calls cannot be answered in a timely manner because staff […]

500 attend 9Health Fair…


The line was not terrible, but the flow was consistently busy on Saturday morning during the annual 9Health Fair, held at Meeker Elementary School. Margie Joy, the Pioneers Medical Center public information officer and the Pioneers Healthcare Foundations’s executive director, said Monday that roughly 500 persons attended the fair for any number of reasons ranging […]

PMC reception greets new staff

MEEKER I Pioneers Medical Center’s (PMC) and “Blazin’ Trails: Journey to a Healthier Me” meet and greet on March 23 for new doctors, other clinic providers and staff was a booming success, by all accounts.



Soon to be just a memory, the demolition of the old Pioneers Medical Center at 345 Cleveland St. in Meeker neared completion on Friday as the last of the building was buried and the ground that once housed the hospital was leveled. Sunny skies and beautiful fall foliage surrounded the demolition of the hospital building, […]

First baby born at new Pioneers Medical Center

Janna Polgar, with great help from nurse Elizabeth Vetter, delivered the first baby at the new Pioneers Medical Center.

MEEKER I On Monday at 1:53 p.m., Janna Polgar of Dillon, Colo., gave birth to a 6 pound 9 ounce, 21 and a half inch baby boy, making this the first birth at the new Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker.

A passion for quilting pays off for patients

At left is one of 26 quilts made by the Rio Blanco Stitchers and presented to residents of the Walbridge Wing at Pioneers Medical Center. The Stitchers presented the quilts to the patients on July 14, and they also make quilts for those in hospice care.

MEEKER I On July 14, the Rio Blanco Stitchers met at the new Pioneers Medical Center to distribute quilts the members had made for the residents of the Walbridge Wing.

Meeker dedicates new hospital; PMC will open fully on Friday

Meeker Mason Chuck Mills laid the cornerstone right outside the front door of Pioneers Medical Center on Saturday afternoon. Before he sealed the stone, a time capsule containing contemporary and a few past keepsakes were placed behind the stone. Many of those present said it was the first time in their lives they had seen a cornerstone laid.

MEEKER I The face of medical care in Rio Blanco County has taken on a new look as approximately 500 people attended the grand opening celebration of the new Pioneers Medical Center (PMC) on Saturday.

Hospital ribbon cutting June 13

MEEKER I The community is invited to take part in the celebratory cutting of the ribbon for the new Pioneers Medical Center on June 13.

Foot clinic set for Tuesday

MEEKER I Pioneers Medical Center Home Health will be offer its monthly Foot Clinic on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at The Pines Apartments, 875 Water St. in Meeker.

Meeker Foot Clinic Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Pines

MEEKER I Pioneers Medical Center Home Health will be offering its monthly foot clinic on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Pines Apartments, 875 Waters St., in Meeker.

Foot clinic offered Tuesday in Meeker at Pines Apartments

MEEKER I Pioneers Medical Center Home Health will be offering the monthly Foot Clinic on Tuesday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at the Pines Apartments, 875 Water St. A certified nurse assistant will trim toenails, provide skin care and check blood pressures. Persons found to have circulatory or foot problems will be referred to a […]

New Pioneers Medical Center slated for opening in June

A view of the outside of the Walbridge Wing assisted living center shows off two chimneys that will help residents feel at home during their stays. The center features 30 private rooms each with a toilet and sink and air conditioning, whereas the existing Walbridge Wing has only 16 semi-private rooms.

MEEKER I Just a year ago, Pioneers Medical Center (PMC) broke ground on its new 89,000-square-foot healthcare facility east of Meeker. The new $47 million medical building will house a Level IV trauma emergency department, critical access hospital, rural health clinic, long-term skilled nursing facility and several supporting ancillary departments.