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PMC Debuts New Operating Room

A spacious and more up-to-date operating room has been in use at Prowers Medical Center since the latter part of January. The new feature is part of the renovation and expansion project set to be completed later this spring at the hospital.  PMC board members and the media were given a tour of the facility […]

Air Ambulance Insurance Considered

Prowers Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless, outlined what could be a low-cost means of providing air ambulance coverage for residents in Prowers County this past Tuesday, July 28. Loveless met with the Prowers County Commissioners and discussed a proposal with a commercial service, REACH, to headquarter a medical response helicopter in La Junta […]

PMC Board Ends Dr. Portner’s Hospital Privileges, Closing Las Animas Clinic July 31

Following a brief executive session which began the PMC board of director’s meeting, Wednesday, June 24, the board voted unanimously to not renew hospital privileges for Dr. Barry Portner, effective immediately.  Dr. Portner, in a brief phone conversation with the Prowers Journal on Thursday, said this has been the result of a three year legal battle with […]

PMC Holds Election of Officers, Rain Delays Construction

The move to maintain the Prowers Medical Center board of directors in their same positions as last year was approved by unanimous consent during Wednesday’s monthly meeting.  Julie Branes will remain chairman and Ron Farmer as vice-chair with Connie Brase as secretary-treasurer and Amber Rider as recording secretary.  Attorney Joseph Bower was retained for another […]

Focus on Finances at PMC Board Meeting

The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors held their first monthly meeting since the official groundbreaking ceremony was held, April 13, for their 18 month, $12M renovation project.  The directors approved a modification to the Parkview Memorial Hospital affiliation agreement, limiting the contract to one year, renewable annually, instead of an open-ended schedule.  Parkview will […]

Jeans and Greens, the Perfect Prescription for the PMC Foundation Fundraiser

The Jeans and Greens dance and auction banquet held by the Prowers Medical Center Foundation was a social and financial success.  Foundation director, Susan Lamont, said 133 persons attended the event with 160 tickets sold, plus some arrivals at the door this past Saturday, April 18, held in the Empire Room at the RodeWay Cow […]

Groundbreaking Moves PMC Forward for New Facilities

Construction crews have already been at work, removing slabs of concrete from one of the parking lots at Prowers Medical Center, even as the groundbreaking ceremony for renovations and expansion was being held this past Monday, April 13, adjacent to the Emergency Room entrance. Craig Loveless, hospital Chief Executive Officer, welcomed the audience and was […]

Prowers Medical Group Hosts Two Events

    Two events were recently held at Prowers Medical Group, an open house to meet medical providers in an informal setting and enjoy some snacks and a celebration of a makeover of the Children’s Waiting Room at the entryway of the PMG Clinic. General Surgeon, Dr. James Smith was on hand to greet and […]

PMC Selects Ty Rushton as New Board Member

Holly resident, Ty Rushton, was selected to replace Kevin McGrath on the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors this past Wednesday evening, February 25.  The meeting was held at Shorty’s Café in Granada.  Rushton will serve the remainder of McGrath’s term, until May 20, 2016 which is the next board election cycle for PMC. “We’re […]

PMC Expansion Construction Planned for April

The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors plans to announce the newest board member by their February 25 meeting.  The hospital has advertised for a replacement board member since Kevin McGrath resigned late last year.  PMC is still open to candidates, as board chair, Julie Branes, stated,” Any interested candidate may contact Karen Bryant, Craig […]

New Floodplain Management Codes Approved by City

The Lamar City Council conducted a public hearing on the adoption of an amendment for the Lamar Municipal Code regarding Floodplain Management.  The amendment change will bring the Lamar code into compliance with the rules and regulations issued by the Colorado Water Conservation Board in 2011.  Communities were given three years to make the needed […]

Back from Afghanistan: Doctor Smith Welcomed by PMC Staff

The yellow ribbons which have graced the entrance pillars of Prowers Medical Center in Lamar came down this morning, October 27, as Dr. James Smith returned to Lamar from his three month deployment with the National Guard in Afghanistan.   Several dozen staff members including Chief Executive Officer Craig Loveless and PMC board members Julie […]

PMC Provides Patient Portal for Personal Health Information

  The Prowers Medical Center website homepage provides patient access to what’s known as the Patient Portal via the internet. This link provides confidential medical information for PMC patients once it is accessed through their password codes. PMC Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless, said, “It’s for ease of patient services. They can make appointments, email […]

PMC Chief Recognized for U.S. Armed Forces Support

Craig Loveless, Prowers Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer, was presented with a certification of appreciation for his and the hospital’s commitment to supporting the National Guard and Military Reserve members employed by PMC.  The Patriot’s Award was presented by Harry Vogel, Colorado representative of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.  The ESGR is […]

New PMC Board, Hospital Donates to LCC, Expansion Project Reviewed

  Julie Branes was elected Chairman of the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors Wednesday, May 28.  She is replacing former chairperson Candy Ruedeman who did not seek re-election as she and her husband are moving from the area.  Ron Farmer was voted Vice-Chair and new member, Connie Brase as Secretary-Treasurer & Recording Secretary.  Brase […]

Prowers Medical Center Hosts Community Kick-Off Event

The entire Prowers County Community is invited to a Community Kick-Off Event, Monday, May 19 at 5pm at the Cultural Events Center.  A question and answer session regarding the hospital’s expansion plans will begin at 5pm.  Prowers Medical Center plans to break ground in late summer, 2014. Representatives from the Design Build firm and the […]

PMC & HPCHC Focus on Joint Medical Services for the Community

  Hosting joint community health fairs and developing programs to inform the public about economic and health insurance impacts from the pending Affordable Care Act, were two ideas discussed by board members from Prowers Medical Center and High Plains Community Health Center.  The joint board meeting held this past Tuesday, July 16, was a follow-up […]

PMC Begins HVAC/Electric Upgrade Program

The Prowers Medical Center $5M expansion proposal was defeated last May by area voters. Part of the package included upgrades to the hospital’s HVAC (heating-venting-air conditioning)and electrical system, approximately $1million. Despite the lack of needed votes for the bond, the need for the upgrades remains. The PMC board of directors is following examples set by […]

2012 in Review – July and August

July 2012 in Review  Two persons were hired to key positions in the community in July.  John Sutherland of Santa Fe, New Mexico was hired by the Lamar City Council as the new City Administrator, replacing interim administrator, Steven Rabe.    Sutherland served as County Manager for Luna County, New Mexico and as City Manager for […]

PMC Board to Consider Dr. Portner’s Employment Contract

  The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors has set a board meeting for Thursday, December 20, to discuss whether Dr. Barry Portner’s employment contract will be renewed. The public meeting will be held in the cafeteria beginning at 12:15pm. A special board meeting was held on November 1 to discuss Dr. Portner’s employment contract, […]