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.

Get started now with community-wide wellness program

One way to earn stamps is by completing individual workouts or taking fitness classes at MRC's state-of-the-art aquatics facility. With an annual membership, pool access during regular business hours is free and select fitness classes (both land- and water-based) are discounted.

MEEKER I A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Or stamp, as the case is for the Blazin’ Trails Around the World for Wellness program. The community-wide health movement kicks off this month, just in time for those New Year’s resolutions you may or may not have made (and may or […]

New hospital seeks art from local/area artists

MEEKER I Pioneers Medical Center would like to showcase the works of local artists at the new hospital when it opens later this year.

Foot clinic in Meeker set for Tuesday

MEEKER | Pioneers Medical Center Home Health will offer its monthly foot clinic at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Pines Apartments, 875 Water St., in Meeker.