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Court Overturns Recent Portner/PMC Ruling

Court Overturns Recent Portner/PMC Ruling

  Another turn of events has developed in the legal battle between Prowers Medical Center and obstetrician Dr. Barry Portner who is employed at High Plains Community Health Center in Lamar. The PMC Board of Directors voted on June 24 to rescind medical privileges at the hospital for Dr. Portner, who appealed the judgement in […]

Court Reinstates Portner’s Hospital Privileges

Court Reinstates Portner’s Hospital Privileges

Dr. Barry Portner has been informed that the dismissal of hospital privileges by the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors has been overturned by a conditional Pueblo Court ruling. Portner said 10th Judicial Court Judge Scott Epstein ordered a stay on the hospital board’s vote taken during their June 24 meeting. Portner added that the […]

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

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 […]

Birth Announcements:  February 2, 2015

Birth Announcements: February 2, 2015

  Chris and Melissa Nieschburg of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Cullen Reign Nieschburg on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 12:05pm at Prowers Medical Center with Dr. Portner attending.  Cullen weighed seven pounds and 3.5 ounces and was 19 and three-quarters inches in length at birth.  Children at home include:  Breanne, Matthew, […]

Dr. Portner Joins High Plains Community Health Center

Dr. Portner Joins High Plains Community Health Center

Dr. Barry Portner, Board Certified Physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology, will be joining the medical staff of High Plains Community Health Center on a full-time basis starting April 1st. Dr. Portner completed his medical school training at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia and an Internship and Residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. He served in […]

PMC Board Not Renewing Portner’s Employee Contract

PMC Board Not Renewing Portner’s Employee Contract

Members of the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors voted Thursday, December 20, not to renew Dr. Barry Portner’s employee contract with the hospital, but all medical privileges for Dr. Portner will be left in place. The vote was unanimous for the board of directors with the exception of Dr. Kevin McGrath who was not […]

PMC Board to Consider Dr. Portner’s Employment Contract

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, […]

Loveless Confirmed as New PMC CEO, Board Cancels Contract with Billing Firm

Loveless Confirmed as New PMC CEO, Board Cancels Contract with Billing Firm

Unhappy with its general customer service performance, Prowers Medical Center ended the agreement with the current billing agency and opted for one which will be able to provide more localized service, as well as itemized statements.  Board members agreed with CEO Craig Loveless, stating during the monthly board meeting, Wednesday, July 25, that in order […]

PMC Board Candidates Discuss Dollars and Sense at Public Forum

PMC Board Candidates Discuss Dollars and Sense at Public Forum

  While all six PMC board of director candidates recognized the need for some form of expansion at the hospital to accommodate an outpatient rehabilitation facility, most stated their dissatisfaction with a lack of specifics on the proposed renovations and expansion to warrant the $5million bond issue which goes before the voters on May 8. […]