Letter to the Editor: PMC board excited about expanded care

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Dear Editor:
I am really excited about the expanded care that will be offered at the new Pioneers Medical Center.
Of course, all of the current services offered at the Meeker Family Health Center, the Pioneers Hospital and the Walbridge Wing will be available at the new facility. But even they will be more robust and patient-friendly. For example, the Walbridge Wing will have private rooms. The family clinic will have a designated pediatrics area.

But, I think I am most excited about our expanded pharmacy and out-patient care. In the new facility, our pharmacy will have added capabilities to do on-site mixing for certain chemotherapy treatments and other infusion care. And there will be a designated out-patient care area to administer the treatments.
This type of care is much needed in our community. We are thrilled that Valley View Hospital and their oncology physicians will be partnering with PMC to help us develop the program.
Although the pharmacy at the new medical facility will have more capabilities then our current pharmacy, it will not be a retail pharmacy. Pioneers Medical Center and Meeker Drugs have a great working partnership, and we are excited to continue that.
Additionally, the PMC Board is thrilled that the Pioneers Healthcare Foundation is initiating a giving campaign to help fund the new enhanced care (chemotherapy, pediatric area, isolation and bariatric equipment, etc.). This will allow PMC to add to the great foundation of care it currently offers.
We appreciate the community’s interest and support of our efforts to ensure we all have access to local health care.
Mike Hoke
Pioneers Medical Center
Board of Directors