Letter to the Editor: PMC growing

Dear Editor: As the president of the board of directors for Pioneers Medical Center, I want to share some of the dynamic things PMC is doing to help grow and sustain healthcare services for the community.

WREA donates $10,000 toward Piceance EMS vehicle

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Local energy company White River Electric Association (WREA) recently made a $10,000 donation to the Rio Blanco Fire Protection District, which will go towards the purchase of a quick response vehicle for the Quick Response Team in the Piceance Creek area.

Foundation supports PMC efforts

MEEKER I The Pioneers Healthcare Foundation held its formational meeting on June 15.

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’


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


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