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Linked in Pink Activities Round Out October

Local medical providers are sponsoring several information seminars and outdoor events to highlight the annual Linked in Pink, Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns held in local settings across the country. Women and their families are invited to the LCC Wellness Center, Saturday, October 25 from 9am to 1pm, for a ‘Git Fit and Relax’ event. A […]

Breast Cancer and Depression

The “Linked in Pink” campaign reminds us that we all have someone in our lives who has battled breast cancer.  You, or someone you know, might be in treatment right now.  As with other major illnesses, breast cancer can mess with a person’s emotions, bringing a sense of betrayal by your body, anxiety over the […]

Oktoberfest Provides Entertainment for all Ages

Whether you were riding a mechanical bull, motorcycle, customized car, out for a jog or stroll, or just passed the time in the beer tent this past Saturday, the annual Oktoberfest provided entertainment for everybody in the area. Southeast Colorado enjoyed another ideal weekend of weather, great for outdoor activities this past October 4 and […]

To the Editor: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month; this is an opportunity to discuss the importance of early detection and prevention for the most-commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Early detection is critical, as the majority of those diagnosed have no family history of the disease.  Annual exams and routine mammograms as recommended by a […]

Letter to the Editor: Linked in Pink

  I just wanted to express my appreciation to all those who participated in the “Linked in Pink” campaign this year.  It is a credit to our community when groups come together and provide education and services.  So, thank you, Prowers Medical Center, High Plains Community health Center, Prowers County Public Health and Environment, and […]

PMC Prepares for Pink Events for October & Site Expansion Plans

Prowers Medical Center board members are moving forward with building site plans to upgrade various hospital facilities for patients and employees.  The board is researching their best options for securing bonds to finance the overall construction project, estimated at up to $10 million.   The PMC Foundation will also take an active role in securing funding. A […]

PMC Institutes New Billing System, Increases Medical Interpreter Staff

  The last bills to patients have been issued from Prowers Medical Center using the former system this past month.  Hospital CEO, Craig Loveless said during the regular monthly board meeting on Wednesday, October 25, that a new billing system will go into effect the first of the month.  Loveless said he anticipates an increase […]

Chilly Weather Deters Crowds at Oktoberfest

You plan on an event a year away and hope for the best weather, but in southeast Colorado it’s always a toss up.  By noon on Saturday, October 7, the downtown thermometer was stuck on 42 degrees and hardly marked any upward progress.  The Friday evening and overnight rains, coupled with the low temperatures on […]

Business of the Week – Prowers Medical Center

You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we are proud to spotlight the Prowers Medical Center. Give them a call at: 719.336-4343 Get Your Pink On! October is Breast Cancer […]

Rehab Expansion and Linked in Pink Campaign Highlight PMC Board Meeting

Despite the failed bond issue at Prowers Medical Center this past May, a need for additional space for some medical departments still exist.  Lori Denman, Rehab Manager, representing members of a site planning committee, presented a series of options to the board of directors for creating 2,000 square feet of space in the Lamar Medical […]