PMC opens $12 million expanded on-campus orthopedic facility

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Colorado Advanced Orthopedics is scheduled to open July 8. Board members broke ground on the 11,000 square foot expansion last September (pictured). — HT File Photo

Pioneers Medical Center announces the completion of its 11,000 square-foot expansion of the hospital’s orthopedic and specialty center. 

According to the hospital’s Chief Communications Officer Margie Joy, the expanded facility is scheduled to open on July 8 and will offer a broad array of orthopedic services. In addition to knee and hip joint replacement and revisions, Colorado Advanced Orthopedics now offers shoulder, hand and upper extremities, spine, and sports medicine care. The addition includes new clinical space, two operating rooms, three recovery rooms, and six inpatient hospital rooms.

“This project is a big deal, not just for Meeker, but the entire region,” Joy said. “In addition to serving Coloradans, we have patients traveling from the East Coast, California and Texas for treatment. We partner with fellowship-trained physicians who offer a wide variety of orthopedic services, providing patients with exceptional personal care. A phenomenon is occurring and I think it is gaining momentum in small-town Colorado,” said Joy. “Our fellowship-trained doctors love meeting and visiting with their patients, and the clinic and nursing staff take a personal interest in each patient. This makes for a dream team and great patient outcomes.”

The expansion also plays an important role in Meeker’s local economy. “This development enables us to add approximately 15 more permanent, full and part-time jobs.” said Joy. “Our orthopedic patients help stimulate the local economy, as most are accompanied by their families who utilize our hotels, dine and shop locally.” According to Joy, the initial investment in construction and equipment was $7 million; however, additional purchases of upgraded technology, including a wide-bore MRI machine, pushed the total capital investment in the new facility over $12 million. 

For more information about Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, visit or call 970-878-5047.

About Pioneers Medical Center

Pioneers Medical Center is a community-based healthcare facility focused on building life-long partnerships with patients, empowering them to achieve optimal health. The hospital is committed to advancing their orthopedic services. In 2019, the cutting-edge technology of the Mako Robotic-Arm was added to utilize for knee and hip replacements. The Mako Robotic-Arm facilitates ideal implant sizing and positioning that can result in a more natural joint feeling following surgery, as well as a more rapid recovery when compared to traditional joint replacement surgery. The hospital is located in the town of Meeker, which is in the northwest corner of Colorado.

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