PMC adds services

Brandon Aven, a certified registered nurse anesthetist, and general surgeon Dr. James Jex recently joined the PMC staff, expanding the surgical services the local hospital can perform.

MEEKER I “Our goal is to maximize all of our resources to provide the best healthcare at our Meeker campus,” Ken Harman, Pioneers Medical Center (PMC) CEO said. “We are excited to announce the arrival of several new and expanded services to help us accomplish our goal.”

WREA, PMC donation

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A combined effort, spearheaded by White River Electric Association, with Pioneers Medical Center and the Meeker Volunteer Fire and Rescue has allowed for the purchase of 4 AED (automated external defibrillator) units for the Meeker School District.  

PMC launches women’s therapy

With a state of the art computer-driven biofeedback system, pelvic floor electrical stimulation unit and a specifically designed exercise program from a qualified physical therapist, local help is now available for issues with urinary incontinence, pelvic floor pain and problems during pregnancy and postpartum.

Pioneers Medical Center announces scholarships

MEEKER I Pioneers Medical Center, thanks to the support of local businesses and individuals, awarded $7,300 in scholarships

Foot clinic March 23 at Pines Apartments

MEEKER I Pioneers Medical Center Home Health will offer its monthly Foot Clinic Tuesday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Pines Apartments. A registered nurse and certified nurse assistant will trim toenails, assess circulation, give skin care and check blood pressures.

PMC recruiting 2 physicians after Bullard ‘leaves’

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MEEKER I Pioneers Medical Center is stepping up its recruiting efforts to fill two positions on the medical staff. The positions were formerly held by Drs. Victor Mihal and Branch Bullard.

What is swine flu? What can you do to prevent it?

MEEKER — There has been a lot of media coverage over the recent outbreak of swine flu. First, it is important to remember there are no confirmed cases in Colorado. However, you may wonder, what is swine flu? What are the symptoms and what you can do to protect yourself?

Monthly foot clinic is Tuesday, April 28

MEEKER — Pioneers Medical Center Home Health will be offering its monthly foot clinic on Tuesday, April 28 from 10-11 a.m. at the 200 Main St. (Fairfield Center).

PMC installs advanced multi-slice CT scanner

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MEEKER — Patients and physicians at Pioneers Medical Center can now access the latest diagnostic imaging technology for CT (computed tomography) scanners.

Future of grade school under review

MEEKER — Meeker’s Board of Trustees has designated the second meeting of every month as a “workshop” time for discussion concerning major town projects. The workshops are open to the public. For February 17, the board opted to discuss the future of the elementary school building, which is owned by

Arrangements pending for Theos

Longtime Meeker sheep rancher Tom Theos, 89, died Feb. 24, 2009, at Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker. Funeral arrangements are pending, and friends are asked to call Cochran Memorial Chapel at 878-5722 for service details. A complete obituary will appear in the next edition of the Herald Times.

Task force works to prioritize public services

RBC — While funding required to maintain the levels of service provided by local governments may be decreasing, the needs aren’t.